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Westminster Hall debate on ME/CFS research

Westminster Hall debate on ME/CFS research

April 26, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Sir Sajid Javid MP will be leading a Westminster Hall debate in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 1 May, taking place from 16.30 - 17.30.

Ahead of World ME Day on 12 May, this debate provides an opportunity for MPs to share the experiences of people living with ME/CFS and consider what more can be done to improve experiences and outcomes.

As a Government minister must respond to the debate, it is important that as many MPs attend as possible.

We have therefore developed a template, which you can download, to send to your local MP, encouraging them to attend the Westminster Hall to represent you at the debate.

If you are able and willing to, we also encourage you to include any additional information about your experiences of ME within the message to your MP.

If you are unsure on who your local MP is, you can use the search function on the parliamentary website to identify them and their contact details.

We are very grateful to Sir Sajid for ensuring that the voices of people affected by ME are heard and not lost.

Sir Sajid Javid MP joins our Parliamentary Champions Network

We are also pleased to formally announce Sir Sajid Javid MP as our newest Parliamentary Champion!

Sir Sajid is committed to supporting people living with ME and as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, announced the development of the National Delivery Plan on ME/CFS for England.

On joining our Parliamentary Champions Network, Sir Sajid says:

Sir Sajid Javid MP smiling.

“ME affects the lives of children & adults across the country. The condition is incredibly disabling with fluctuating symptoms making it difficult to take part in everyday activities.

As Health Secretary, I was committed to ensuring better care & support for people living with ME. I look forward to continuing this work as one of Action for M.E.’s Parliamentary Champions.”