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GPs call for pilot to prove they can make informed dissent work

Two GP candidates at the coming election are facing very different challenges.

Dr Kieran Deeny says polls in the West Tyrone constituency show he is the only candidate who can unseat the Sinn Fein MP, Pat Doherty.

Dr Deeny, a GP in Carrickmore, who has a Northern Ireland Assembly seat, is standing as an independent on a non-sectarian ticket focusing on health. He said he supported the Pulse Manifesto for General Practice.

Meanwhile Dr Wafik Moustafa, a GP in Acton, west London, has the hardest task of any Conservative candidate at the next election.

He is standing in Bootle, Merseyside ­ the constituency with the biggest percentage Labour majority.

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