Weston Hospital [Image: John Lord/Geograph].

Just one week after the general election, voters in Weston-Super-Mare have been told the government they supported will close their hospital’s Accident and Emergency department at night – because of a shortage of doctors.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust will close the department between 10pm and 8am from July 4, after a report from the Care Quality Commission deemed the quality of its service to be inadequate, mentioning the scarcity of doctors, long waiting times and the fact that people were being treated in corridors due to a lack of cubicles.

These are all problems that have been caused by the Conservative government, but that didn’t stop voters from re-electing Tory John Penrose as their MP last week.

Here is the best thing that can be said about the situation:

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