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The annual Welsh Political Awards have taken place at Cardiff City Hall. The Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd won Politician of the Year for her campaign to improve the way patients are treated in hospital.

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Hospital campaign wins top prize for Ann Clwyd

Ann Clwyd MP as depicted by the cartoonist Mumph Credit: Mumph

Labour MP Ann Clwyd won top prize -Politician of the Year- at tonight's Welsh Political Awards. The Cynon Valley MP's award was for demanding better treatment of hospital patients. It began when she complained that her own husband was neglected before his death at the Heath Hospital in Cardiff.

The Prime Minister asked her to investigate hospital conditions in England and she had=s made it clear that her finding apply equally to Wales. A key finding was that exceptionally high death rates at some hospitals are a strong indication that patients are not properly looked after.

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