JEREMY CORBYN made a visit to Batley yesterday (Thurs) to talk about the impending downgrade of Dewsbury District Hospital.
The Labour leader met with local campaigners together with Batley & Spen candidate Tracy Brabin and Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff to discuss residents’ worries.
He took questions from the group and re-assured them that he would work with the government to try and find a resolution to the current crisis in the NHS.
He said: “I am concerned by what I have heard here from Paula (Sherriff) and others.
“It is all about coming together to defend the NHS.
“Myself and Paula are going to discuss this in parliament and Tracey will be joining us very soon and we will all work very, very hard to find a solution.”
Mr Corbyn said that he was looking forward to working with Ms Brabin if she is victorious in Thursday’s by-election.
“I am very happy to support Tracy,” he said.
“Obviously nobody wanted this by-election, but in Jo Cox’s memory we will win, in her memory we will save the NHS and in her memory we will build a good strong community.”