Henry Smith arrives at Crawley count and renews call for new hospital

Henry Smith at the Election count at K2 Crawley, West Sussex (Pic by Jon Rigby)

Henry Smith at the Election count at K2 Crawley, West Sussex (Pic by Jon Rigby)

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Conservative candidate Henry Smith has arrived at the General Election count at K2 Crawley and promptly reasserted his call for a new hospital for the town.

Henry said he felt he had been unfairly criticised in the past over his calls for a new hospital for the town - an issue which was discussed prior to the 2010 election but has never materialised.

He added: “It’s something in my five years in Parliament I’ve consistently raised. Ultimately I think we need a new hospital for Crawley but that’s not going to happen quickly.”

With the turnout in Crawley expected to be high, Henry was asked if he thought the apathy problem which has dogged many an election had been conquered.

He said: “People have been passionate about the issues and all of this is music to some one who has polled for the democratic process.

“I think there has been such a broad range of issues on this campaign. It’s not just about immigration or the NHS or the economy.

“It’s been about a broad basket of issues and every door you knock on a different issue is raised.”