Last Wednesday evening I attended the public debate at the Town Hall between representatives from NHS north-west London and the Save Our Hospitals campaign.
The Victoria Hall was standing room only, packed full with residents and elected representatives from all parties who were clearly angry about the proposed closure of the four accident and emergency units at Ealing, Charing Cross, Hammersmith and Central Middlesex hospitals.
There was one noticeable absentee however – my local MP Angie Bray. A public event of this nature should be exactly the sort of thing that she does attend. Does she not care enough about the proposed closures and how it will affect me and her other constituents? Given that Parliament is currently in recess for the political party conferences she was not busy in Westminster.
The two other MPs from the borough, Virendra Sharma and Steve Pound both attended. Why was Angie Bray not there – had she gone away somewhere rather than represent her constituents?