Former MP Paula Sherriff vows to fight after revealing breast cancer diagnosis

Former MP Paula Sherriff has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Friday, 20th March 2020, 11:15 am
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 11:33 am
Former Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff. Photo: JPI Media

Writing on Twitter Ms Sherriff, who was the Labour MP for Dewsbury until December, confirmed the diagnosis following the discovery of a lump.

She said: “My treatment plan will be determined after a few more tests. Yes I’m scared but I’m gonna kick cancer’s arse!”

She urged others to check their breasts and go to their GP with any concerns.

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Her post prompted an outpouring of support.

Hull North MP Dame Diana Johnson sent her best wishes and Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, said: “Know you will stand up and beat it like you have always done in every challenge you have faced.”