Chris Ship

Deputy Political Editor

Chris is Deputy Political Editor for ITV News. He's based at Westminster and covers politics, government and Parliament. Taking a lead on defence stories, Chris has travelled widely in Afghanistan with politicians and British troops.

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In numbers: Cameron's seven-day GP surgery plans

David Cameron has promised that all GPs surgeries in England will be open longer from 2020.

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Extending opening hours from Monday to Sunday will cost the Government an extra £400 million over the five-year course of the next Parliament.

The next wave of GPs will be able to make bids from a £100m budget from next April, but there will be no new money made available: it will all come from from existing health budgets.

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