A second public demonstration over the future of the NHS will take place in Carlisle this weekend - four days before people go to the polls.

Sunday's rally comes as a General Election survey in the News & Star revealed that tackling the current crisis in the NHS and social care is the top priority among people in our part of Cumbria.

Cumbria Health Campaigns Together has organised the new "Save #ourNHS" event following the success of its first rally in April.

An 800-strong march brought traffic to a standstill.

Sunday's rally will begin at 2pm at the Old Town Hall.

Cumbria Health Campaigns Together - a partnership of political and trade union groups - are asking all health workers and potential NHS users to join the event.

The demo will demand "no cuts, no closures, no privatisation", giving the public to show their opposition to increasing pressures facing the NHS both in Cumbria and at a national level.

Helen Davison, of CHCT, said that the event had been deliberately timed to put the NHS at the top of the agenda in election week.

All local candidates standing in the General Election will be invited to join CHCT speakers at the rally and put their party’s case to the public.

* Voters are urged to be aware of the threat of electoral fraud ahead of the June 8 General Election.

Crimestoppers and the Electoral Commission aims to highlight the tell-tale signs including intimidating or bribing voters, stealing postal or proxy votes, voting as someone else, tampering with ballot papers or asking someone to reveal their marked ballot paper.

During 2016, police forces across the UK recorded a total of 260 alleged electoral fraud allegations resulting in two convictions and six people being cautioned.

Electoral fraud can be reported to Crimestoppers, local police or council Returning Officers.