We’re campaigning to ‘put the fair into welfare’ as the Welfare Reform Bill moves through parliament. Thank you to the thousands of you who have already emailed your MP to support our campaign.
Now we need two minutes of your time to ask the Liberal Democrat party to protect benefits for people living with cancer.
Political party conference season is fast approaching and we have a real opportunity to influence the Bill. The government plans to take away a person’s Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after just one year. ESA is a vital benefit for people who cannot work due to long-term illness, and people with cancer could lose up to £94 a week if it’s taken away.
On 17 September 2011, at their party conference, the Liberal Democrat party will vote on whether to support a motion to oppose this aspect of the Bill.
You can help by emailing your local Liberal Democrat representatives now
This is a crucial moment. If the Liberal Democrat party opposes the government’s plans, we’ll have an even greater chance of changing the Bill. And, in turn, we’ll stop people with cancer losing up to £94 a week in benefits.
Please email your local Liberal Democrat representatives today
Thank you so much for your support.
Macmillan campaigns team
PS There’ll be more ways to get involved with our campaign over the next few weeks, so look out for another email from me.