Leeds Save Our Surgery campaign: MPs in meeting on heart unit fight

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MPS from across Yorkshire have gathered to discuss the campaign to save children’s heart surgery in Leeds.

Politicians met campaigners and medics to decide the next steps in the fight to keep the city’s heart surgery service, which is under threat because of a national review.

Stuart Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey, co-ordinated the cross-party meeting.

He said: “All of those who support the work carried out at the Leeds unit will be raising this issue as often as possible in the House of Commons.

“I would encourage everyone who is concerned about the review to contact their MP and ask them to support the campaign and enter their own submission to the consultation or to sign a joint cross-party letter which I am submitting on behalf of a number of MPs.”

Lib Dem Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland added: “We are committed to working together from all round the region and across the political divide to get across the importance of the excellent unit to millions of people.”

Lizzie Jones with fellow campaigners.

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