A DEBATE about the future and performance of the ambulance service will begin at 9.30am today.

MP for Witham Priti Patel will lead the 90 minute discussion in Westminster Hall at the House of Commons.

She, and other MPs from the region, have called for the resignation of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust board.

The service has failed to hit its response targets for emergencies and has been criticised for its poor performance.