Cancer Matters General Election 2017

Please write to your local candidates and ask them to commit to making cancer care a priority.

  • Select one of the stories below to share it with your candidates, or simply send them our manifesto.
  • After choosing a story, you will be asked to enter your details so that we can find your local candidates.

Tell your candidates that cancer matters to you

Why we're asking you to contact candidates

The number of people living with cancer in the UK is growing. With almost one in two of us facing a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime, every family in the UK is likely to be affected at some point.

But too often, people don’t get the support they need:

  • Health and care staff are facing unsustainable pressure.
  • Many people are struggling to cope with the cost of cancer.
  • Wishes about care at the end of life aren’t being met.

Unless our future MPs take action, we risk millions of people with cancer losing out on the high-quality, safe and effective care they deserve.

Read our manifesto or find out about our policy priorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.