A BARNSLEY MP is demanding answers after he claimed the network that supports people with cancer in Barnsley has been cut by 38 per cent since 2009.

Michael Dugher says there are deep budget cuts to the local cancer network for people in Barnsley - despite the Government promising that funding would be protected.

He said:“Over the last 10 years, we have seen fantastic improvements in the treatment of cancer patients, and the work of local Cancer Networks has been key to this achievement.

“Doctors, nurses and other experts brought together by cancer and cardiac networks are crucial to improving patient care for Britain’s biggest killers.”