Lord Lewis of Newnham
Last week, Lord Lewis of Newnham, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) and a longstanding champion of people with cancer, sadly passed away.
A chemist by background, the knowledge and expertise he brought to Parliament over two and half decades in the House of Lords were invaluable assets in helping improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Over several years as a Vice Chair of the APPGC, he made a huge contribution by raising important issues, including inequalities faced due to age, ethnicity and gender, with the Government and NHS bodies.
He was always willing to challenge received wisdom, and was passionate about improving the care and treatment of cancer patients. We will miss the important contribution that he has made to the cancer cause over the years, and will always remain mindful of his passion and insight.