AN MP has welcomed the upcoming inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 80s.

A UK-wide inquiry will be held into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister has confirmed.

A spokesman for Theresa May this week said it would establish the causes of the “appalling injustice” that took place.

While critics have questioned why it has taken so long to hold an inquiry, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has backed the announcement.

She said: “I am so pleased that the prime minister has made this announcement and that there will be a full and wide-ranging inquiry into the tragedy.

“Every so often as a constituency MP, we meet the saddest constituents who tell us the most heartbreaking stories, but they are not stories for the victims - they are daily life. These are wrecked lives, but the people have done nothing wrong of their own accord - it is pure injustice.”