MP Nick Boles is to cast his vote after discharging himself from hospital
Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2016 and says that while he feels "grim" he was determined to get out to vote despite being a remain campaigner during the referendum last June.
The brave Conservative MP who has had cancer before has left his hospital bed despite undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy in a bid to vote with the government on its Brexit bill later this evening.
I believe it is in everyone’s interests that the PM is given the mandate to start negotiating Brexit
MP Nick Boles
Before he was an MP he fought off Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was hospitalised recently over an infection he acquired while undergoing treatment.
However he is determined to cast his vote and wrote on his Facebook page: “Today, on my own initiative, I am coming out of hospital to support the government on the Article 50 bill. I have spent the last week receiving my third round of chemotherapy for the cancer that was discovered last October.
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“But I want to come to Parliament to represent my constituents on this important bill and do my bit to ensure that it is passed without amendment.
“I believe it is in everyone’s interests that the PM is given the mandate to start negotiating Brexit and the formation of a new relationship with our friends in Europe without delay.”