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Campaigners ask MP to lead fight for maternity services
7:30am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
HARWICH’S MP is being called on to step in and help safeguard the town’s maternity services.
Harwich Town Council vowed to fight tooth and nail after news of a consultation into a shake-up of maternity services in north east Essex was revealed.
Three of the options, which are yet to be finalised, would see Harwich’s unit close. The consultation has since been postponed until later this year.
Last week the council had a heated meeting with leading figures in the maternity review.
The council are now calling on Bernard Jenkin to step in and fight any proposed closure.
Mr Jenkin said: “I would welcome any meeting in Harwich and I look forward to receiving their invite.”