Bradford right-to-die campaigner Debbie Purdy has died, it has been confirmed.

She had been cared for at the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford and the organisation confirmed she had died there, but declined to make further comment.

Miss Purdy, 51, of Undercliffe, Bradford, had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the mid-1990s and became a national figure in her campaign to have the legal position for those deemed to have assisted those travelling overseas to end their own lives clarified.

That led to a landmark ruling in the House of Lords in 2009 resulting in guidelines on assisted suicide being published by the Government.

She had been staying at the hospice since late last year.