CAMPAIGNING doctor and councillor Jackie Grunsell is to give all her town hall pay to health projects.

Netherton GP Dr Grunsell, 33, revealed her plans at a meeting of Save Our NHS, a campaign group she founded to stop planned surgery, gynaecology, children's services and maternity services moving from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.

Dr Grunsell was elected as Kirklees councillor for Crosland Moor and Netherton with a 807-vote majority last month.

She was elected under the banner of Save Our NHS.

Councillors are awarded an allowance of about £11,000 a year to cover expenses they incur while representing the public. But Dr Grunsell says she will not spend any of the cash on herself.

Instead, she will give it to Save Our NHS activities and other health facilities in Huddersfield, such as Kirkwood Hospice.

She said: "I won't be taking any money for myself. I appreciate that some councillors who may not work or have much money need the allowance.

"But I have a good job and don't need it.

"I don't believe that as a representative I should be accepting money I don't need, an amount higher than the wages of some people I represent."