Kerry McCarthy is the UK Labour party MP for Bristol East. She has a close friend who has ME which provides personal motivation for her professional interest in this area of health (her interest also includes fibromyalgia).
She was a Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME (now disbanded).
She was a supporting MP requesting the UK Parliament Grand Committee Room debate (21st June 2018) and spoke in this debate.
Before going into politics Kerry was a lawyer. For more biographical information see her website.