TATTON MP Esther McVey was feeling the pressure on Saturday as she supported a stroke awareness event.

A total of 84 people, including Ms McVey, had their blood pressure checked at the Methodist Church in Princess Street, Knutsford.

The event was organised by The Rotary Club of Knutsford from 10am to 1.30pm in conjunction with the Stroke Association.

The Stroke Association team offered free blood pressure checks and advice to raise awareness about the causes of strokes and the range of services offered in the area for stroke survivors, their families and carers.

A Rotary Club spokesman said: “Club members on Princess Street encouraged the public to have a test, and among those who came into the church to have a test was MP Esther McVey.

“She stayed for some considerable time, and thanked the organisers of the event, Sandra Stonehill of the Stroke Association and Rotarian Richard Eccles, as well as the many other association members and Rotarians taking part.

“It was a very good turnout by the public considering it was a very rainy day.”