Former MPs new battle

KEN Weetch has devoted his entire adult life to the Labour Party - including 12 years at Westminster as one of the most respected backbench MPs in the House of Commons.

KEN Weetch has devoted his entire adult life to the Labour Party - including 12 years at Westminster as one of the most respected backbench MPs in the House of Commons.

But now the former Ipswich MP has turned on his government's health policies - his anger sparked by the refusal of the government to allow Alzheimer's Disease sufferers to get the drugs they need.

He spoke exclusively to the Evening Star about his wife's struggle with the disease - and about how he feels his government has let down thousands of sufferers when they need help most.

For the full story see Saturday's Evening Star.