Today the government announced there will be a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions in the 70s and 80s. This came ahead of an emergency debate called for by Diana Johnson MP.
Diana’s brilliant leadership on this over the past 7 years has been a big part of the reason why we are now seeing a full inquiry. She has continuously raised the issue and campaigned on behalf of victims.
A survivor of the scandal lives in Lewisham Deptford. They have been an active member of the campaign for justice and got in touch with me just after my election in 2015. I’ve had meetings with them and taken their case and questions forward to Parliament.
I’ll be making sure I follow the inquiry closely so victims can get the truth and justice they deserve.
If you have been affected by this please do get in touch.