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Caroline_Flint_Chris_Tasker_beat_cancer_soon_cropped..jpgCaroline Flint pledged her support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in Don Valley and across the UK.

Caroline met some of Cancer Research UK’s Campaign Ambassadors in Parliament to discuss how she can help to keep cancer at the top of the new Parliament’s agenda.

Photo shows Caroline with Cancer Research Campaign Ambassador Chris Tasker.

Said Caroline: “Sadly, 900 people die of cancer each year in Doncaster and 1,800 people are diagnosed with cancer. No one should underestimate the devastating impact cancer will have on families in my constituency and across Doncaster. So it gives me hope to hear that Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research is turning the tables on the disease.

“Over the course of this Parliament, two million people will be diagnosed with cancer across the UK, so Cancer Research UK needs political support in order to continue to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

“Cancer survival in the UK is still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

“The outlook for new and better cancer treatments in the UK is bright. However, it is clear that there is a critical role for politicians to play in helping to prevent and detect cancer earlier and bring innovative new treatments to patients faster.

“Every life lost to this terrible disease is one too many and that’s why I’m supporting Cancer Research UK in their mission to beat cancer sooner.”

Matt Davies, Cancer Research UK’s Head of Public Affairs and Campaigning said: “At Cancer Research UK, we’re resolute in our ambition to see 3 in 4 patients surviving cancer by 2034. To achieve this we need cancer at the top of the political agenda and so we’re grateful to Caroline Flint for helping to highlight the importance of research and action in beating the disease.

“Survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. But there’s still so much more to do and we cannot do it alone. Creating the right environment for cancer research alongside cancer prevention, early diagnosis and ensuring patients have access to the best possible treatments must be key priorities for the new Government.”

Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last forty years. Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

 

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Caroline Flint pledges to help beat cancer soon

Caroline Flint pledged her support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in Don Valley and across the UK. Caroline met some of Cancer Research UK’s Campaign Ambassadors in...

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Caroline Flint is stepping up her campaign to get broadband for all residents in Don Valley. 

This week Caroline has joined with consumer champions Which? to encourage constituents to contact her if they have no or poor broadband. 

In a message to constituents Caroline says: “Nearly a third of my constituents either don’t have access or have very poor access to broadband, and that’s just not right in the twenty first century.

“I’m working with Which? to make sure all of you have the access that you want. It’s only fair. It’s only right.”

Ms Flint added: “During the general election, I promised to continue the campaign to give everyone decent broadband; and this is a promise I intend to keep. I hope residents will help me.”

Ms Flint is asking constituents to email her at caroline.flint.mp@parliament.uk and tell her their story.

As part of the Fix Bad Broadband campaign, Which? is inviting people to use its free speed checker to find out what broadband speed they’re currently getting and, if they're not getting the speeds they were promised, Which? will give them advice on how to improve it or help them complain to their provider using Which?’s complaint tool.

Caroline Flint was one of 72 MPs who attended a Which? Campaign event in Parliament to give her support to their campaign.
Which? recent research found that many areas are getting below 10Mbps download speeds, which is under the minimum proposed by the Government's Universal Service Obligation (USO). Which? analysis identified the UK average as 17Mbps.

Which? analysis of data from Speed Check Ltd from January to March 2017, reveals that in the constituency of Don Valley, the average household was receiving broadband speeds of 16.5Mbs. The bottom 25 per cent in Don Valley is receiving broadband speeds of less than 6.5Mbps.

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said: “We know that the broadband service many people experience across the UK can vary wildly depending on where they live. Our team has been across the UK and in Parliament in a series of events to help provide information about the issues many are facing with their broadband service.

“We welcome the support from all MPs and hope that they can help drive forward the need for vital improvements to broadband services across all areas in the UK.”

Watch Caroline’s message HERE.

Caroline campaigns to Fix Bad Broadband

Caroline Flint is stepping up her campaign to get broadband for all residents in Don Valley.  This week Caroline has joined with consumer champions Which? to encourage constituents to contact her if...

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