LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate Mike Le-Surf is campaigning to beat cancer in South Basildon and East Thurrock by raising awareness and support for cancer research in the UK.
Mr. Le-Surf is supporting the standardising of cigarette packaging to deter young people from taking up the habit while also promoting awareness of prostate cancer which will affect one in eight men during their lifetime. Mr. Le-Surf met with Cancer Research UK and Prostate Cancer UK at the Labour Party conference in Brighton last month and is encouraging residents to get involved with their campaigns to beat cancer.
Mr. Le-Surf said: “My campaigning will focus on three areas: plain packaging for cigarettes, awareness of prostate cancer and encouraging residents to become ambassadors for Cancer Research UK and volunteers for Prostate Cancer UK. Hundreds of children take up smoking in South Basildon and East Thurrock every year so it was a disgrace that David Cameron and the Tories dropped proposals to bring in plain packaging.
“I urge residents to write to Mr. Cameron and put him straight on the need to beat cancer in the constituency. Research kills cancer and I am sure that residents will join me to help beat cancer in South Basildon and East Thurrock.”