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The amalgamation of two Teignmouth GP surgeries will improve an improved and better service to patients, bosses have stated. The new Teignmouth Medical Group has 10,000 patients on its book following its creation at the start of August.

It sees the former Teignmouth Medical Practice, with its 7,500 patients, and the 2,500 patients from the Richmond House Surgery, come together to form the new Medical Group, which bosses say will secure its future.

Dr Elizabeth Brown, a senior partner at Teignmouth Medical Practice, said: “The alignment, which is not a merger, has created a larger and more sustainable practice which will ensure that collaboratively we shall be able to maintain and improve the services we offer to all of our patients.

“All patients will have access to clinical and administrative services at both sites.

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“The bigger practice that we are, the more secure and safer we are and we will be in a better position to offer extra services, but it also means going forward the medical group is more attractive for new doctors or members of staff.

“We are quite excited about this and we have generally heard good things from the 10,000 patients as well, and the Patient Support Group is on board with this as well.”

She added that all the staff have been retained and that no patients need to re-register with the practice.

She also said that all patients will still be able to see their GP of choice, but they will have a wider range of GPs that they could see.

The Teignmouth Medical Practice has been running since the start of August, and Dr Brown added that things had gone well in the first two weeks.

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The Stand Up To Racism group has started an online campaign calling for Anne Marie Morris to resign now.

Ms Morris, the MP for Newton Abbot, was recorded using the N-word while addressing a meeting at the exclusive East India Club in St James Square.

She described the possibility of the Brexit negotiations concluding with no deal as “the n****r in the woodpile”.

She has since apologised for the remarks, saying: “”The comment was unintentional and I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”

But she has had the whip suspended by the Conservative Party, which means that although she is still an MP, she is no longer a Conservative MP.

Devon Live readers have said that Anne Marie Morris should resign as an MP after she was recorded using the N-word at a meeting of eurosceptics in Central London, with a poll on our website saying that 82 per cent of our readers saying she should resign.#

Now Stand up to Racism have said that they will be pursuing a formal complaint to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and have said that such racist language harks back to the horrors of slavery in the American deep South.

Weyman Bennett co-convenor of Stand up to Racism says “There is no excuse for the use of this disgusting racist language, least of all from an MP, Anne Marie Morris should resign immediately. If she fails to do so Theresa May should withdraw the Conservative party whip from Ms Morris and she should be suspended from the House of Commons.”

An urgent investigation into the remarks had been launched by the Conservative Party. A spokesman for CCHQ said: “We are aware of these reports, this kind of language is completely unacceptable, and we are urgently investigating.”

Theresa May said: “I was shocked to hear of these remarks, which are completely unacceptable I immediately asked the Chief Whip to suspend the party whip.

“Language like this has absolutely no place in politics or in today’s society.”

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Labour’s national campaign co-ordinator Andrew Gwynne, has called for her to resign. He said: “Anne Marie Morris’ comments are outrageous and totally unacceptable.

“While the Conservative Party has tabled a debate on Wednesday to apparently discuss and condemn abuse of candidates in the General Election, these comments prove their hypocrisy.

“Theresa May once spoke about changing the Tories’ ‘nasty party’ tag.

“If she’s serious about that, she will admit it’s not enough for the Tories to ‘investigate’ and will apologise and act immediately. If that means withdrawing the whip, that’s what they should do.”

Conservative MPs have said that suspending the whip from Anne Marie Morris is the right decision, but most have stopped short of saying that she should resign.

James Cleverly, the Conservative MP for Braintree, said; “Shocked & disappointed that Anne Marie Morris was so thoughtless & insensitive in her use of language. Suspending the whip is right decision.”

Kevin Foster, MP for Torbay, said: “Her comments were not appropriate and she has rightly apologised unreservedly for any offence caused.”

But Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, called for Ms Morris to resign. She said: “I’m afraid an apology is not good enough – we must show zero tolerance for racism. MPs must lead by example.”

Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport, said that her racist language is completely unacceptable and that she must decide whether to resign.

It echoes calls for her resignation that have been made by fellow politicians in Teignbridge.

Marie Chadwick, who was the Liberal Democrat candidate at the General Election in June, has called for her resignation and said that she has shown her true colours with the remarks.

Mrs Chadwick said: “She should resign and she needs to resign. She has a history of associating herself with people who hold dubious views and now she has shown that not only does she hold those views, she is not afraid to speak about them.

“You simply cannot have people who hold these views representing residents in parliament.

“It is worrying for the constituents that she is the MP who represents them and she has shown with these comments that she is simply not up to the job and she needs to resign.

Richard Younger-Ross, who was the former MP for Teignbridge but lost his seat to her in 2010, said: “Ms Morris is MP who does little except offend, is one of the worst MPs for replying to correspondence, an MP who seems to be rarely in her constituency, and an MP who seems to do little.

“If she was engaged with people, real people, she would not have said such an odious comment that offends people.

“She is simply out of touch. She will not resign as an MP, but she should make it clear that she will not re-stand.”

Ms Morris made the astonishing remark while discussing what financial services deal the UK could struck with Brussels after 2019.

Despite using the racist term, none of her fellow panelists, including Tory MPs Bill Cash and John Redwood, reacted to the comment.

After saying just seven per cent of financial services in the UK would be affected by Brexit, Morris, who campaigned to leave the EU, said: “Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom.

“Now we get to the real n****r in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?”

It comes just after she was forced to distance herself from comments made by her electoral agent and partner at a hustings who claimed ‘that the crisis in education was due entirely to non-British born immigrants and their high birth rates’.

During the debate around education and fair funding of schools, a member of the public stood up and said: ‘that the crisis in education was due entirely to non-British born immigrants and their high birth rates’.

The person who made that remark was Roger Kendrick, who is both Anne Marie Morris’s partner and her electoral agent.

In response, Anne Marie Morris told DevonLive: “I don’t share the views expressed by Roger Kendrick.”