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More than half of GPs now say they will vote Conservative

Around this time last year I noted a survey suggesting that 50% of GPs would vote Conservative.

Twelve months later and a similar poll of GPs, conducted by GP newspaper and published on, shows that the figure has now risen to 53%:

"The majority of UK GPs now favour Conservative health policy despite opposing Tory plans to impose commissioning responsibility on the profession, according to a poll for GP newspaper. Our poll of GPs' voting intentions reveals just 15% will vote Labour and only 17% prefer Labour's health policies.

"The survey of 314 GPs found 53% plan to vote Conservative this year, compared with just 24% in 1997. GPs are unhappy with many of Labour's flagship policies, with 59% condemning practice-based commissioning as a ‘failure' and 78% opposed to plans to scrap practice boundaries."

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Jonathan Isaby


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