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Stephen Williams Stands Up for Tiny Lives Campaign.

12.00.00am GMT Thu 5th Feb 2009

Stephen Williams MP is backing national charity Action Medical Research as it steps up its campaign for urgent government action to tackle premature birth.

Twenty five UK babies die each week due to complications arising from premature birth, yet little is known about why early labour happens; or how to prevent it.

Stephen Williams MP is supporting the charity's STAND UP for Tiny Lives Campaign, and said "I was very sorry to hear personal accounts of families in my constituency, and elsewhere, who have had to deal with the loss of the baby due to premature birth.

"I endorse this charter, and have further written to the Secretary of State for Health to raise my concerns and ask the Government to take more action in this area."

Bristolians can also back Action Medical Research's call for a Premature Birth Inquiry by visiting the

It is hoped that an inquiry will lead to the development of the first national research strategy for tackling premature birth.

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