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Dawn Butler MP welcomes Home Office u-turn in case of May Brown

Earlier this week Dawn Butler MP wrote to the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, calling on her to make an urgent intervention in the case of May Brown.

May Brown is being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and is in need of an urgent stem cell transplant. Her sister, Martha, who is a rare match for the transplant had applied for a visa to come to the UK to aid in her treatment. This however was rejected by the Home Office who had said they did not believe she was a genuine visitor and did not have necessary funds to support her trip.

Dawn Butler MP welcomes has today welcomed news that the Home Office has reconsidered. She said:

“I am so very glad that the Home Office has now done the right thing by granting the visa in this case. I was appalled to read that by refusing the visa that they were preventing May Brown from receiving vital lifesaving treatment. I’d also like to thank the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) for the important work they did in raising the profile of this case.”

The letter can be downloaded here.


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