Raising awareness of brain tumours, improving health services and protecting SEN provision 

Up to the age of 40, brain tumours are the most deadly form of cancer, and can affect children as well as adults. I have nothing but admiration for Tim and Kirsty Lee, Horley residents who have set up the LoveUKiera campaign following the loss of their young daughter Kiera in 2013. I would encourage everyone to support the campaign at http://www.loveukeira.co.uk, and for more information on brain tumours visit http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org. Often symptoms are missed because parents and doctors don’t want to think the unthinkable, and because these tumours remain uncommon.

I continue to meet regularly with East Surrey Hospital and our local health services, and to support our GP practices in discussions with NHS England on funding. I am also working closely with parents of children with complex disabilities who attend Beeches Bungalow, a respite centre in Reigate. I would appeal to Surrey County Council to ensure that the centre remains open, as it provides a vital service for those families who rely upon it.