MP Paula Sherriff vowed to continue fighting plans to cut hospital services in her maiden speech to Parliament.
She also told the House of Commons on Wednesday she wants to see a “fully re-nationalised” NHS.
Miss Sherriff added: “I will fight for the future of Dewsbury Hospital, which remains under threat of significant downgrade, with an Accident and Emergency service that is literally fighting for its life.”
She also praised Dewsbury in the wake of the suicide bomb controversy, especially the friendliness of residents.
She said: “It is perhaps unique in that upon visiting a constituent’s home intending to stay a short time, you are greeted with a three-course banquet and an invitation to the family wedding.”