The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association has appointed a new head of operations at its latest gathering.
Mark Todd, the MP for south Derbyshire, has been voted in as chairperson-elect of the charity's board of trustees by its members at the 24th annual general meeting of the MND Association.
He has held his position as an MP since the first Labour election of the new era in 1997 and has been supporting the work of the charity since he stepped into the role, becoming a founding member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on MND.
Mr Todd said: "Chairing the group meetings has given me an understanding of the Association's ambitions and objectives.
"It has also given me an insight into what it means to live with MND and the urgent need for improvements in care services in some areas of the country."
Mark Todd MP defeated none other than former Conservative MP Edwina Currie for his seat in 1997.
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