NHS: were Swire and Parish’s “talks” with Jeremy Hunt worthless?

It appears Jeremy Hunt may be for the chop if Mrs May get her way with the next government.

Swire and Parish boasted that they had “conversations” with Hunt over local hospital bed closures – such talks seemingly preferable to actually voting against them in Parliament.

Now it seems that Hunt is not one of Mrs May’s favourite people – and we also know that she is not always disposed to take the advice of people she doesn’t rate.

So how useful were these talks?

Given that Hunt contributed to a book on how to privatise hospital services, even if he gets his old job back – would he listen anyway?