Cancer Matters General Election 2017

Our Cancer Matters campaign is now closed.

Ahead of the General Election, we asked Macmillan campaigners and supporters to email their candidates and let them know that cancer matters.

  • Over 1700 people emailed their candidates.
  • Almost 6500 emails were sent to election candidates, across all parties.

We are now looking forward to welcoming the new Government and Parliament, and will continue to work towards making sure that people with cancer get the best possible care and support.

Find out more about our current campaigns, and stay up to date with our campaigns by signing up for our emails.

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Why did we ask people to email their election 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 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.


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