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PARENTS Michael and Natalie Frost visited Westminster to see if a £10 test could be introduced – which they believe could have saved their daughter’s life.

As previously reported in The News, Mr and Mrs Frost, of Paddington Road, North End, were devastated when their baby girl, who they named Ella, was stillborn.

She died in the womb after contracting group B streptococcus. The couple say the germ can be detected with a test costing around £10, but this is not available on the NHS.

Yesterday the couple went to Westminster to listen to a report delivered by charity Group B Strep Support, which has three aims; testing and information made available to all pregnant women on the NHS and intravenous antibiotics offered during labour to all women with identified risk factors.

Mrs Frost said: ‘It was really good. The charity produced a brilliant report and presentation.

‘We’re still not clear what will happen, but glad we’ve got this far.’