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IVF hopes "could be dashed" because of local doctor's MP aspirations

Campaigners in York claim the hopes of childless couples wanting to have a baby could be being dashed because an influential local doctor wants to become an MP.

There was fury earlier this month after the NHS in the city refused to lift a ban on providing IVF treatment for women struggling to conceive. It said there simply wasn't enough money.

But now it has emerged one of the key health chiefs who is in favour of IVF in York did not vote at the crunch meeting because he wants to be a Labour MP in the area - and he thought there might be a conflict of interest. Kate Walby reports.