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Nick Clegg: I will run in next election - and I'll win

Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be running for Parliament at the next general election, and says he is confident he will remain leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Mr Clegg was speaking during a visit to meet students and apprentices at Penwith College in Penzance, Cornwall, today.

Asked about his own future - and to predict his own role in politics following the 2015 election - the party leader said: "I will be MP for Sheffield Hallam and leader of the Liberal Democrats."

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MP slams East Midlands Ambulance Service report

Bassetlaw MP John Mann has criticised a report by the East Midlands Ambulance Service on the response to consultation about the future of ambulance provision in the region.

He said the report was a "misrepresentation of the response to the consultation" and suggested that "such bias in representing the facts is simply unacceptable and is a breach of both NHS guidelines and legislation."

He has now written to the Chief Executive of the Trust before a meeting to consider the contents of the report.

MP calls for fairer health funding

A North Yorkshire MP is calling for fairer health funding in the county.

Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton, met with Minister for Health Dr Dan Poulter today to request a review into the funding formula.

The funding allocation figure shows that per head of population North Yorkshire receives substantially less than other urban parts of Yorkshire and less even than neighbouring counties like Cumbria.

This shortfall hampers efficient use of Community Hospitals such as the Lambert, St Monica’s, Malton Hospital and the Friarage as well as the provision of health care through GPs and community nurses.

– Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton

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Future of services at Newark Hospital

The future of healthcare services at Newark hospital are being discussed in the Commons.

The hospital trust says the public is being fully consulted about changes that are being made and it is committed to providing a quality service.

But MP Patrick Mercer claims that with a growing population and the planned closure of the ambulance station, there's a risk that services for local patients will suffer.

Future of Newark hospital under discussion

The future of healthcare services at Newark hospital will be discussed in the Commons later.

The hospital trust says the public is being fully consulted about changes that are being made and it is committed to providing a quality service.

However, MP Patrick Mercer claims that with a growing population and the planned closure of the ambulance station, there's a risk that services for local patients will suffer.

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