THIS go-getter from Chiswick has not only beaten cancer but is now campaigning to win a seat on Hounslow Council.
Ed Mayne, 25, who is standing as a Labour candidate in Isleworth is also hoping to raise over £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by running the London Marathon.
The ex Latymer Upper school-boy from Park Road in Chiswick, said: "Taking part in the London Marathon to raise money for Macmillan is something I've wanted to do since I left hospital."
Ed, who is currently working as a temp, was diagnosed with tongue cancer aged just 22 and was cured within a month of diagnosis following a major operation that involved removing a quarter of his tongue and replacing it with tissue from his wrist.
"I received world class treatment from the Charing Cross Hospital team which included a Macmillan nurse," said Ed.
"Her care, compassion and expertise made so much difference.
"I hope to raise as much money as possible to help Macmillan do the great work they do and say thank you for all the support they gave me and my family."
The London Marathon takes place on April 25, less than two weeks before the local elections, but Ed says he has received support from across the political spectrum.
"I would like to get a young face in the council, I don't think there are enough young people's views in the council," said Ed.
"I think I could bring a fresh perspective to the council which is made up of mainly middle aged men and women."
If you want to help Ed reach his fundraising target you can sponsor him by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/edmayne.