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GP support for Conservatives plummets as party loses trust over health policies

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I work in a Labour/Tory marginal. My patients often ask my about politics and the NHS, normally when then can see that I'm in the best of moods (because they care about ME as well). When asked direct questions about my opinions about politicians and political parties, I give direct answers. When patients say things like 'I really hope you're not moving away, because we don't know what we would do without you' and you answer with 'well you'd better start planning emigrating to Australia by 2016, 'cos that's where I'll be if the Tories get in again', it rather focusses the mind. GPs are fairly influential in that way, if you catch my drift. To the point where a handful of so-minded GPs who felt like 'getting involved' with what little spare time they have could probably swing most marginal constiuencies one way or t'other with a following wind.

Posted date

01 May 2013

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1:11pm

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