MPs fight against Huddersfield A&E closure

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary is threatened with closure Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The row over the future of emergency care in Calderdale and Kirklees reached Westminster today, as MPs debated plans to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency unit.

A cross-party group of MPs took part in the debate, including Jason McCartney, Paula Sheriff and Barry Sheerman.

Helen Kingston is among the campaigners who say there shouldn't even be a debate over whether the town has an Accident and Emergency department.

One of Huddersfield's famous sons Sir Patrick Stewart has also expressed his support on social media.

The Government says the proposal to close the department isn't just based on money.

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