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VILLIERS WELCOMES DECISION TO SCRAP PLANS TO DOWNGRADE A&E SERVICES IN BARNET

Theresa Villiers, Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed this week's announcement by Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, to scrap NHS London's plans which threatened to downgrade vital A&E services at Barnet Hospital. The plans, ordered by the previous Labour Government, sought to reconfigure A&E services across London and shift treatment from hospitals to polyclinics.

"Thank you Chipping Barnet" from Theresa Villiers

After a count lasting into the early hours of Friday morning, Theresa Villiers, the Conservative candidate, was re-elected as MP for Chipping Barnet. She obtained nearly 24,700 votes, with a majority of nearly 12,000, more than twice the size of the 2005 election. She obtained nearly 50% of the vote, more than the Lib Dems and Labour combined. There was a 5.8% swing from Labour to Conservative in the constituency.Following the result, Theresa issued this statement: