Category Archives: John Barrett

Former MP John Barrett’s daughter Sarah to run 10k to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Everyone will be delighted that popular former Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West John Barrett is well on the road to recovery after suffering from Cancer last year. After surgery and 6 gruelling months of chemotherapy, he was in fine … Continue reading

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Vince on leadership speculation, principles, Osborne, independence and much more

Edinburgh has been very well indulged this weekend. Madonna played Murrayfield, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy people were in town and last night, Business Secretary Vince Cable answered questions from Scottish Liberal Democrat members. This was quite hastily arranged … Continue reading

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Former MP John Barrett speaks out against ESA assessments for Cancer patients

Regular readers will be aware of mine and George Potter’s campaign against the Government’s proposals to put Cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy through work capability assessments. At the moment, if you have Cancer and are undergoing IV chemo, you … Continue reading

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Former MP John Barrett tells how Cancer screening saved his life.

I know that many party members across the country will be concerned to hear that popular former Edinburgh West Lib Dem MP John Barrett has recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his Colon. He’s decided to talk … Continue reading

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Former Liberal Democrat MP John Barrett backs campaign to exempt all cancer patients from work assessments

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a text from John Barrett, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, yesterday morning as I was tootling round the supermarket. He wanted to let me know that he was “happy to support … Continue reading

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