Why are we asking MPs to tweet about our General Election campaign?
Sadly, not everyone with cancer receives a good standard of care. If we’re struggling to ensure this now, how will we cope as the number of us diagnosed with cancer grows?
Ahead of the General Election, Macmillan is calling on all political parties to tackle this looming crisis. We want to make sure the next Government makes cancer care a priority. And to do this we need the help of MPs.
That’s why we’ve asked MPs to show their support for our campaign and help raise awareness of what needs to change. We want MPs to champion our aspiration that UK cancer survival rates match the best in Europe and to ensure that their parties commit to making this a reality.
Everyone with cancer should have the best possible chance to survive. It is not good enough that 1 in 3 of us diagnosed with cancer will die within a year.
Getting MPs to show their support
The first step in changing this is for MPs to publicly show their support for our campaign. We’ve asked them to do this by tweeting a picture of themselves with one of our pledge cards. This pledge card shows how many people there are living with and beyond cancer in their local area – you can see if your MP has pledged by searching the hashtag #LivesDependOnIt on Twitter.
Ways you can help
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, and are happy to talk about it, then why not get in touch with your MP to tell them about your experience? This can really help demonstrate to them why improving cancer care and survival rates is so important.
You could also ask your MP to take further action, for example, they could write to party officials urging the party to commit to matching the best cancer outcomes in Europe. If you’d like any help to do this, just get in touch with us.
We want to show political parties that our campaign is important to the public. You can help us do this by joining the thousands of people who have already supported our General Election campaign. Sign our pledge now .