On Thursday 8 June there will be a general election. Although the discussion on Brexit is dominating the agenda, I want to raise an issue that affects tens of thousands of people in the UK on a daily basis: bowel cancer.

According to Bowel Cancer UK, every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with the disease making it the fourth most common cancer in the UK. It’s also the second biggest cancer killer with nearly 16,000 people dying from it every year. But it shouldn’t be, as it’s treatable and curable if diagnosed early.

That’s why I’m asking all candidates to support Bowel Cancer UK in championing early diagnosis and improving access to best treatment and care. I hope all our candidates will pledge to take action locally and nationally if elected. By working together we can stop bowel cancer.

Best wishes,

Marcy Chamblin