Stamford's Conservative MP Nick Boles overcomes cancer and will stand in General Election

A Conservative MP who has been battling cancer has said he will stand again for election on June 8.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 11:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:45 pm
Nick Boles MP

Nick Boles, the MP for Grantham and Stamford, said recent scans showed the cancer had been eradicated and he was on the road to a full recovery.

The former minister disclosed in October last year that doctors had found a cancerous tumour in his head.

He had previously been treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2007.

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In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mr Boles said: “Recent scans have shown that the cancer has been eradicated and doctors tell me I can expect to make a full recovery by the end of the summer.

“Although my current state of health will prevent me from playing an energetic part in the election campaign, I am confident that if I am re-elected I will be able to resume my duties as Member of Parliament with renewed vigour within a very few months.”