Sep 25, 2012

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson keen to raise polio awareness.

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson is joining Parliament’s bid to raise awareness of polio. 

Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords will gather on October 22 to discuss combating the disease.

It was eradicated in the UK in the 1980s, but it is still endemic in some countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. 

Mr Stephenson said it was important to support dedicated charities in their work across the developing world. 

He said: “This kind of event is vital in raising awareness of polio.