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Leeds cancer doctor to take part in NHS campaign run

The run is to be held over NHS reforms Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Leeds cancer doctor is taking part in an ultra marathon today from the Department of Health in Leeds, to Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency.

Doctor Clive Peedell who works at Leeds' Cookridge Hospital is also the National Health Action Party leader. He is taking part in the event to express his concern over NHS reforms.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg Credit: Neil Hall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He will be running 35 miles dressed as David Cameron and will be running with fellow oncologist Dr David Wilson on a lead, dressed up as "Cleggy", his orange poodle. He's calling it "The Cleggython".

Dr Peedell, who is also doing a 65 mile run on July 5/6th to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS (dubbed "The CAM-arathon"), has previously completed the 160 mile Bevan run from Cardiff to Whitehall.