Sling The Mesh: Our exclusive film of the day Cambs Times journalist Kath Sansom took her campaign to Parliament

PUBLISHED: 15:57 20 October 2017 | UPDATED: 21:14 20 October 2017

The House of Commons debated the mesh scandal that affects thousands of women and have left many of them in agonising pain. Cambs Times reporter Kath Sansom has raised the issue and was in London with her 'Sling The Mesh' campaign on October 18. PHOTO: Harry Rutter.

The House of Commons debated the mesh scandal that affects thousands of women and have left many of them in agonising pain. Cambs Times reporter Kath Sansom has raised the issue and was in London with her 'Sling The Mesh' campaign on October 18. PHOTO: Harry Rutter.

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The day that Cambs Times journalist and campaigner Kath Sansom took her Sling The Mesh campaign to Parliament has been captured on camera.

Kath’s momentous day was filmed by Cambs Times reporter Harry Rutter as MPs from across the country heard evidence of women left in excruciating and debilitating pain as a result of mesh surgery.

Ms Sansom, who is forced to deal with excruciating pain after having mesh inserted, set up Sling The Mesh two years ago with 10 members. There are now 3,500 – and that number is set to rise by over 100 following Kath’s appearance on the Jeremy Vine show this afternoon (October 20).

Kath said: “If women experience complications it destroys their quality of life. Nobody goes back to what they were. Mesh removals are risky. Mesh complications are costly to the NHS. This is not the cheap, quick fix dream. It is the stuff of nightmares.”

Sling the Mesh campaigners outside the Houses of Parliament today ahead of Westminster debate. Sling the Mesh campaigners outside the Houses of Parliament today ahead of Westminster debate.

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