OVER 45,000 people had voiced their concerns.
But when it came to the crucial decisions, just two people voted "No" to controversial hospital plans which mean vital services will leave Huddersfield.
Voting at a day-long meeting to decide the future of health care at the Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital was almost unanimous, despite a huge public outcry over plans.
Six votes were taken by the 30 board members. In total, only 10 abstentions were recorded, with two votes opposing one of the plans.
The verdicts were greeted with derision by protestors, who condemned the health chiefs for ignoring the six-month consultation on the plans. But MPs have vowed to fight on.