Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris could lose votes over NHS private partnership policy, say pollsters

BATTLEGROUND: Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris

BATTLEGROUND: Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris

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DAVID Morris’s north Lancashire seat could be at risk if the Government expands health privatisation, a poll suggests.

According to a survey by the polling company Survation, the majority of voters in Mr Morris’s constituency would be opposed to the NHS being included in a controversial trade deal.

Mr Morris’s Morecambe and Lunesdale seat, which he won with a majority of just 866 in 2010, is one of 13 ‘battleground’ constituencies surveyed in the poll.

Of those questioned in the constituency, 74.7 per cent said they opposed including the NHS in any privatisation arrangements.

Survation chief executive Damian Lyons Lowe said: “When the potential implications of this trade deal are put to voters, they are clear that protecting the NHS is of paramount importance, notwithstanding the benefits of a trading partnership.

“As this poll shows, healthcare is an issue that cuts across political divides and so may prove critical to MPs in marginal constituencies like Morecambe and Lunesdale, sitting on very small majorities.”

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5:29pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Scots Guardsman says...

A Tory MP voting for Tory cuts in the NHS and spending £3 billion making it ready for privatisation.

People can hardly say that's a surprise.

How about Tim Farron - he voted the same as David Morris on every health matter since the start, he voted for cuts, voted for the attack on staff pay & pensions, voted for Lansley's privatisation bill.

I don't remember that being in HIS manifesto - the crocodile tears he sheds over WGH are laughable and a sick attempt to pretend it's all nothing to do with him, when it was him and his Lib-Dem chums that enabled the whole sorry Tory mess to occur.
A Tory MP voting for Tory cuts in the NHS and spending £3 billion making it ready for privatisation. People can hardly say that's a surprise. How about Tim Farron - he voted the same as David Morris on every health matter since the start, he voted for cuts, voted for the attack on staff pay & pensions, voted for Lansley's privatisation bill. I don't remember that being in HIS manifesto - the crocodile tears he sheds over WGH are laughable and a sick attempt to pretend it's all nothing to do with him, when it was him and his Lib-Dem chums that enabled the whole sorry Tory mess to occur. Scots Guardsman
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