Published: 27/03/2003, Volume II3, No. 5848 Page 10

A member of Scotland's largest health board has quit to stand for Scottish Parliament in protest at a planned shake-up in acute services.Danny McCafferty, a member of NHS Greater Glasgow by virtue of his position as leader of West Dunbartonshire council, plans to stand as an independent candidate for Clydebank and Milngavie.He will campaign against the board's acute services review decision to cut the number of accident and emergency departments in Glasgow from five to two.He joins Dr Jean Turner, who is standing in Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency, in protest at the downgrading of Glasgow's Stobhill Hospital under the same review. Local authorities have had senior representation on unified health boards since their inception in October 2001.