• Kirsten

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and I have laid down an Early Day Motion noting this, and highlighting important information about Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. This is a cancer I am aware of, having been in touch with a local family about their brave young daughter, and having raised their ask for a significant uptick in research funding in the House of Commons in June.


Having had no response to my enquiry, I asked again yesterday for reassurance on the vital importance of research funding. This is what will make a difference to children and young people going forward.


It will be no surprise to learn I have absolutely nothing in common politically with Jacob Rees Mogg, but he was good enough to push my initial enquiry forward, and I appreciate his offer to pursue this again. In the meantime, I will continue to pursue the issue of research being a clear priority via parliamentary processes wherever I can. I am very aware from a number of constituents how much this matters.