YNYS Môn MP Albert Owen heard about the huge impact that arthritis related conditions have on 17.8 million people across the UK at a parliamentary event on Tuesday (March 20).

MPs met people living with the condition at the event which coincided with the launch of Arthritis Research UK’s new ‘Ask Us’ campaign.

Jennylyn Williams, a campaigner and volunteer who spoke to MPs at the event said: "I think many MPs were surprised by the fact I was diagnosed at 31.

"I was able to explain to them what it's like to live with arthritis every day."

Mr Owen said: "I was honoured to be a voice in Parliament for the many people living with arthritis. I hope MPs from all parties will be more likely to call for improvements for the people living with the condition."

Shona Cleland, public affairs manager at Arthritis Research UK, said: “It was great to see Albert Owen. We need MPs to tell their constituents about the help on offer to raise awareness." For more information see www.arthritisresearchuk.org/askus. 2