Did MP miss campaign?

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From: Leslie Gibbons

Saffrons Park, Meads Road

From his Herald column, it seems the current MP doesn’t follow the work of Parliament or even read this paper!

In it he says that only since his election has he heard of the national bowel cancer campaign and a local young woman’s important role in it.

We are to believe he missed the several articles on this in these very pages as well as features on the radio and TV all covering the tireless work of this young woman and the sterling support she had from Caroline Ansell the last MP who presented the 200,000 strong petition on the floor of the House of Commons and led the debate on bowel cancer screening age in Parliament?

The campaign has lost impetus, he says, following the election ... there’s a reason for that – we lost the MP who had championed it.

It’s just not credible that Mr Lloyd was unaware of the campaign so in asserting this, we have to assume he is either trying to airbrush the work of his predecessor or, cuckoo-style, now looking to claim it as his own.

I am glad, five months in, he is going to take an interest in the campaign to lower the screening age, it’s important work, but rather disappointed in him at such obvious sleight of hand.