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Next government must do more to help people with M.E.

June 09, 2017

In the lead up to the general election, Action for M.E. ran a pledge campaign asking you to contact your parliamentary candidates, and joined 80 other charities in calling for an end to disability benefit cuts.

With nearly all votes counted, no party attained a majority in parliament and as yet no coalition or minority government has been confirmed.

As negotiations begin that will determine who forms the next government, we call on all parties to prevent further cuts to disability benefits, and engage with us, people with M.E. and other vulnerable groups to ensure that their needs are met.

All parties will be aware of the urgent need for funding for and reform of health and social care, and ought to consider the impact their eventual policies will have on large numbers of people in the UK, particularly those with long-term conditions such as M.E.

Action for M.E. will continue to actively engage with parliamentarians and policy-makers to raise the issues that matter to people with M.E. throughout this parliament, and ask what they can do to meet the needs of the 250,000 children and adults in the UK affected by the condition.