On 22 September 2016, Hugo Swire issued a bland statement about planned hospital bed closures in East Devon, broadly supportive of the plan as long as Sidmouth hospital’s beds were amongst those to be retained:
On the same day, he tweeted that he had met with Devon Doctors and “agreed with them that some local politicians had mislead the local community and should apologise”.
(To date, Swire has not named those local politicians, nor has he elaborated on what they should apologise about).
Yesterday, he tweeted:
“Just finished 2 hour meeting at County Hall with @NEWDevonCCG and Success Regime on hospital beds consultation.“.
He does not mention whether this was (yet another) private briefing for him and Conservative politicians or whether it included others not of that persuasion.
Since then he has Tweeted on the cessation of the “Right to Buy” scheme and “Daesh on the back foot”.
He has not added any clarification of his meeting about the NHS in Devon.
In the last week, all his (written) questions (4) in Parliament have been about the Maldives: