Helen Grant has won Maidstone & the Weald for the Conservatives with a majority of nearly 6,000.

The MP had been running a campaign to stop the move of consultant-led maternity services from Maidstone to Pembury - even though this had been agreed years ago and is reflected in the design of a new hospital being built.

The new health secretary will find the Independent Reconfigurations Panel’s report on the situation on their desk when they take office.

HSJ Post-Election Briefing - Monday 10th May 2010

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Election 2010: a candidate watchlist for the NHS