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John McDonnell MP pledges support for M.E.

March 05, 2024

Ahead of the upcoming Spring Budget, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell, calls on the Chancellor to address the lack of funding for M.E. research and for the Government to keep its promises made to people with M.E., as part of the Interim Delivery Plan on ME/CFS.

In the article, John announces his joining of our Parliamentary Champions Network, committing to becoming an ally for our work and for people with M.E.

He also discusses the impact M.E. can have on someone's life, the valuable work of the Decode ME study, and the lack of funding for research into the causes and treatment of M.E.

You can read the full article in here.

This is about people. People who for too long have been marginalised and left behind.

The human cost of this disease cannot be overstated. M.E. can leave individuals bedridden, in constant pain, and unable to perform even the most basic daily tasks. Yet, due to a lack of effective treatments and understanding, many patients struggle for years without adequate support or medical care. In addition, they also face stigmatisation fuelled by the fact that so little is still known about the disease. Investing in research is about far more than just scientific discovery; it’s about improving the quality of life for those living with this debilitating condition and, finally giving them hope for a better and more equitable life.