Epilepsy

Part of Culture, Media and Sport Committee – in the House of Commons at 3:06 pm on 26th February 2015.

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Photo of Laura Sandys Laura Sandys Conservative, South Thanet 3:06 pm, 26th February 2015

I most certainly do. Addressing stigma is at the heart of the treatment, care and, frankly, funding for epilepsy. Too often it is swept under the carpet. For example, statistically there should be many more Members of Parliament who have declared themselves as having epilepsy. That is because of the stigma and the overall environment for people like me—I am a sufferer, as is my hon. Friend Paul Maynard—so no doubt there are more Members of Parliament who have epilepsy.