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Ben Bradshaw MP: "Nick Clegg and Eric Pickles would not be able to get an operation in Devon"

Ben Bradshaw pointed out that Eric Pickles woudn't be able to get an NHS operation in Devon Credit: PA

A Labour MP has implied that neither the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, nor communities secretary Eric Pickles, would be able to get an NHS operation in Devon because of their lifestyles.

Ben Bradshaw was referring to the policy of the main commissioning group in the county to cut back on operations for smokers or people deemed to be obese.


MP Ben Bradshaw calls for investigation into high salary of headteacher

West Exe Technology College where headteacher earns £150,000

MP Ben Bradshaw has called for an urgent investigation after it was revealed that a headteacher in Exeter earns more than £150,000 a year.

Steve Maddern earns almost £10,000 more than David Cameron and £60,000 more than any other headteacher in the city.