Video thumbnail, undefined
Video Loading

He’s an old hand at getting Huddersfield’s issues highlighted in parliament.

Now MP Barry Sheerman has used budget question time to talk about the Hands Off HRI campaign.

Mr Sheerman has raised concerns about the state of the health service.

Read more: This is why we need to save Huddersfield A&E! Battle Bus's slow crawl to Calderdale Royal Hospital

He said health was the “missing element” of the Chancellor’s latest budget and said there were huge fears that hospitals in particular were going to have to close.

Celebrities have backed the Hands Off HRI campaign - see pictures below

Quoting Dr Mark Porter of the British Medical Association, he said: “The government should use the budget to stop the NHS heading to financial ruin.

Read more: Save Huddersfield A&E Battle Bus - 10 amazing moments

“There’s a complete mismatch between the government’s promise of extra funding and the reality on the ground.

“If the Chancellor squanders this chance the NHS will continue to slid further into financial ruin.”

Read more: How do I take part in the Right Care Right Time Right Place public consultation?

Mr Sheerman said there was a third of hospital trusts in “deadly trouble” including Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation NHS Trust.

He said:”One of the biggest urban areas in England, Kirklees, is likely very shortly to have no A&E unless we win the fight against it.