Victoria was recently elected unanimously by her fellow members of Parliament to serve as Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes.
“Diabetes, obesity and other preventable conditions present a drastic threat for the future of our National Health Service, and affect millions of people across the UK.
This Group has a significant role to play in promoting engagement and sharing best practice between parliamentarians, health experts and the public. I am pleased to have been elected to work with colleagues in leading the fight against this condition.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three, so I know how the condition affects people. I am particularly concerned to ensure that children with diabetes are encouraged to take part in sport, and that it is not seen as a barrier to their career hopes.
These are significant concerns here in Louth & Horncastle. The CCG for East Lincolnshire estimates there are 15,891 people with diabetes in the region. I am looking forward to tackling this important issue on both a local and national level.”