With the general election just weeks away, we want MPs and parliamentary candidates to be made aware of the issues surrounding pancreatic cancer. We would like the dire situation facing pancreatic cancer patients to be discussed by all parties in the lead-up to the general election 2017.
Our General Election 2017 Manifesto outlines key commitments that we want the new government to make. These measures, if implemented, could make a huge difference to all those affected by pancreatic cancer in the UK.
This is how you can get involved in the general election:
1. Make sure your voice is heard by registering to vote if you haven’t already. You can do this online by visiting gov.uk/register-to-vote
2. Find out who the election candidates are in your constituency by visiting UK Political Info.
3. Send our General Election 2017 Manifesto along with a letter to candidates. Here is an example of what you can say: Election Manifesto Letter
4. You can also tweet your candidate, read our blog on how to do this here: www.panact.org/lobbyontwitter
5. If your candidates come knocking at your door, know what questions to ask and maybe hand them a printed copy of the PCA manifesto. For example:
- Pancreatic cancer is set to overtake breast cancer as the 4th biggest cancer killer yet only receives 3% research funding. How will you help encourage an increase in research funding?
- Over 90% of patients are diagnosed too late for surgery. How can you support initiatives aimed at improving early diagnosis?
6. You could also attend a public meeting where you can ask questions.