Carlisle's Conservative MP is defending controversial plans to reform the NHS.
It comes after a 500 signature petition against the proposals was handed in to John Stevenson's office.
Petition organisers fear services could be privatised if the Government's Health Bill becomes law.
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Heavy rain pushes down into the Border region from the NW on Sunday morning and continues all day. Gusts 50-60mph again at the west coast
Scottish leader Johann Lamont's resignation highlights the post-referendum divisions.
Remaining windy in the west. Heavy rain on Sunday morning