A County Durham MP candidate has proudly celebrated being cancer-free following treatment three months after she announced her diagnosis.

Mary Kelly Foy, who is standing to be re-elected in Durham City at the general election, announced the news on X (formerly Twitter) yesterday (June 19) with a jubilant video of her ringing the cancer-free bell.

Ms Foy was all smiles and received a round of applause in the emotional video when she rang the bell following rounds of radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

In the emotional video, Ms Foy says: "I have just finished my final session of radiotherapy - so now, I am cancer-free.

"I’m going to ring the bell to let everybody know but before I do, I want to say a big thank you to everyone here at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital for all the care and love that you have shown me.


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"And to Rob Milligan And the team at the QE at Gateshead - you guys have literally saved my life. So now, I am going to ring the bell and get on with living the rest of my life."

The Labour candidate first announced she had been diagnosed in March following a breast screening whilst she was still an MP.

Thanks to an early diagnosis, she said at the time she would make a "full recovery" and took some time away from Parliament.