MP aiming to raise awareness of strokes

BELPER’S MP Pauline Latham is campaigning to raise awareness of the signs of a stroke.

She has been asking people in her Mid-Derbyshire Constituency: “If you were with someone who was having a stroke would you recognise the symptoms, and would you know what to do?”

Tory Mrs Latham said: “It’s really important that people are aware of all five of the signs and they shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that they must be having all five of them at the same time to be experiencing a stroke.  You might be having a stroke and only suffering one of the five symptoms, however it’s more likely that you will experience one or two signs at the same time.”

The signs of a stroke can include leg weakness and loss of vision.