Just 15% of GPs said they intend to vote Labour and 53% plan to vote Conservative in a poll conducted by GP newspaper.
The survey of 314 GPs has revealed dissatisfaction with government health policy, with 59% believing practice-based commissioning to be a “failure” and 78% opposed to plans to scrap practice boundaries – though the latter is also a Tory proposal.
Conservative plans to give commissioning budgets to GPs were also largely unpopular, with just 30% supporting this policy.
Results suggest anger at the government, rather than strong support for the Tories. In a similar GP poll conducted in 1997, just 24% of GPs said they planned to vote Conservative.
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