A VOTE of no confidence in Huddersfield's health bosses will be proposed by Kirklees Council leader Kath Pinnock.
The move follows the announcement that all the proposed changes to the health services offered at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary are to go ahead.
Councillors are drawing up plans to take on the joint board of the primary care trusts, who took the controversial decisions on Wednesday.
The votes were backed almost unanimously in a tense meeting at the Galpharm Stadium.
Clr Pinnock will be asking colleagues to back the no confidence move at the full council meeting on April 5.
She said: "This council is appalled at the decision, which flies in the face of the massive opposition to these proposals by the people of Huddersfield and the Colne and Holme valleys and their elected representatives, who are extremely angry that their voice has clearly not been heard."
Clr Pinnock added that she would also be taking the matter up with Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt.
"She must be made to realise the strength of the opposition to transfer of hospital services - particularly the maternity services - to Halifax.
"Local people quite justifiably feel they have been ignored.
"It is up to elected representatives of all parties to fight on and stand up for Huddersfield."