Jeremy Balfour MSP lent his support to help improve the lives of people in Scotland living with terminal illness. 

Meeting with representatives from Marie Curie at the recent Scottish Conservative Conference in Aberdeen, Jeremy was keen to hear about the efforts Marie Curie are making to ensure that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of life. 

Marie Curie supports over 8,600 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support
services. Every five minutes someone dies without the care they need, often missing out on care because they have a condition other than terminal cancer such as organ failure or Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and frailty.

Mr Balfour said : “I have always supported the work of Marie Curie and the invaluable work they do to improve the lives of those living with a terminal illness or approaching the end of their life. 

Susan Brown, Marie Curie said: “Thank you to Jeremy for supporting our call that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of their life, regardless of their condition.”

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Jeremy Balfour was elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament in May 2016. He is a member of the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee and is the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Spokesperson for Social Security.Born and bred in Edinburgh, Jeremy was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and went on to study Law at Edinburgh University and Theology at the London School of Theology.Before becoming an MSP Jeremy worked in the legal profession and latterly as a Tribunal Member for DLA/PIP Tribunals and a number of faith-based roles including ministry work and the Scottish Churches Housing Action.A lifelong Conservative, Jeremy was elected as an Edinburgh City Councillor in 2005, representing Corstorphine/Murrayfield Ward. He stood down as a councillor in May 2017.He is married to Jude with twin girls. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, watching sport and reading.