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Sudden death of Falkirk councillor's dad inspires stroke symptom campaign

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A Falkirk councillor who lost his dad to a stroke has urged colleagues and opponents to back a campaign to improve public awareness of the symptoms.The sudden death of Tony Bundy - a fit, healthy 53-year-old - came as a huge shock to everyone who knew him.

And for the family, including his son James - a councillor in Falkirk - the loss is still raw and painful.But the grief that he and his family feel has compelled them to campaign for changes to public health messaging around the symptoms of strokes.

And Cllr Bundy now hopes that Falkirk Council will get behind that campaign. Read more: 'Loo Crew' campaign to reopen public toilets in Grangemouth signs up new members Tony died on June 29, in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, after collapsing four days earlier, as he waited in a corridor to get treatment.

Just days before that, he had also attended his GP, saying that he felt unwell.Tony suffered a massive stroke - but the symptoms that he showed were not the classic ones that public health advice warns us to look for in the FAST messaging.

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