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Lansley survives BMA vote of no confidence

By Ian Quinn

BMA representatives have narrowly rejected a motion of no confidence in the health secretary Andrew Lansley at the Special Representative Meeting.



The vote of no confidence in Mr Lansley was rejected by the narrowest of margins, with an initial electronic vote coming out 48% in favour and 50% against the motion. A second vote resulted in 56% rejecting the call, 39% in favour and 5% abstaining.

Speaking out against the motion of no confidence in Mr Lansley, BMA Council member Dr John Chisholm said: ‘In decades of medical practice I have never seen a motion of no confidence be effective. Will passing this motion make the secretary of state more likely or less likely to engage with the BMA?'

‘It is the policies that are wrong, quite irrespective of who is proposing them.'

Health secretary Andrew Lansley survived the BMA vote of no confidence by the narrowest of margins Health secretary Andrew Lansley survived the BMA vote of no confidence by the narrowest of margins Click here for all our coverage from the meeting SRM Dr Steve Hajioff at the SRM

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