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Former GP and public health consultant is to stand in Eastleigh byelection in support of NHS

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 11 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f910
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
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A local doctor, expert on public health, and former navy medical officer is to stand in the Eastleigh byelection on 28 February for the National Health Action Party, which was set up last year by doctors and public health experts to defend the NHS, something it says no other party is doing.

The seat in Hampshire has become available after the resignation of the Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne.

Iain Maclennan, 54, lives in Bursledon, in the borough of Eastleigh. He has just retired from the NHS after serving as a GP for some years and more recently as a consultant in public health with the local Hampshire Primary Care Trust. He also served 10 …

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