A PROTEST has been launched over plans to cut maternity services in Huddersfield.
Elisabeth Wilson, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Colne Valley at the next General Election, said mothers would suffer.
The Examiner revealed last October how hospital staff were pressing ahead with plans which would mean that pregnant women who need Caesarean section operations would no longer have them at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Instead, Huddersfield area women who need to have their babies delivered surgically would have to go direct to the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax or, in an emergency, go by ambulance.
Dr Wilson said: "I wouldn't like to be a mother needing an emergency Caesarean and have to travel on Elland bypass in the rush-hour."
She said it would be difficult for some less well-off families to visit mothers and babies.
Kirklees councillors will discuss the proposals at a Huddersfield Town Hall meeting on Monday.