Labour MP for Portsmouth South has responded to news that hospital trusts in Hampshire have raked in more than £5.6m this year by charging for parking.

Stephen Morgan MP said:

“After listening to patients, their families and patient advocacy groups, I know how frustrated people can be about hospital parking charges on our area.

These charges are an unnecessary burden on our families. Our hospitals are struggling from underfunding at the hands of Theresa May’s Conservative government, but the gap should not be filled by charging sick patients, anxious relatives and already hard-pressed NHS staff for an essential service.

That’s why I back Labour’s pledge to end hospital parking charges”.

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