East Renfrewshire's MP met with a medical charity to discuss the need for more research investment into treating brain tumours.

Kirsten Oswald MP met with Brain Tumour Research at Westminster to understand their work in finding a cure for the cancer.

This comes ahead of the charity's annual Wear A Hat Day on Thursday, March 28, where people across the UK are encouraged to don hats to raise awareness and funds for research.

An advocate of the issue, Ms Oswald has worked with campaigners to increase funding for brain tumour research.

She said: “I was glad to meet with Brain Tumour Research to discuss the importance of increasing the level of investment in research into the treatment of brain tumours.

"It is staggering to think that one in three people will know someone who previously had or is currently fighting a brain tumour.

“I know this is an issue which is personal for many of us, and that people across East Renfrewshire will have been impacted directly or indirectly by the awful diagnosis of a brain tumour.

“It is vital that we continue to press for a greater focus on research and I am fully supportive of Brain Tumour Research’s upcoming ‘Wear A Hat Day’ which aims to raise awareness of brain tumours and promote fundraising for research purposes.”

A charity dedicated to finding a cure for all types of brain tumours, Brain Tumour Research is campaigning for an increase in national investment in brain tumour research to £35 million per year.

Brain tumours, a deadly cancer that kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, is reported to receive only 1 per cent of the UK's national cancer research spend.