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Ask your MP to attend our next parliamentary event

Published on 06 March 2018

Chris Elmore using an arthritis gloveWe are excited to be holding our first parliamentary event of the year, and we need your help to make it a success! We’ll be hosting a drop-in session on 20th March for MPs to find out what they can do to support their constituents who are living with arthritis.

Act now: ask your MP to attend our drop-in event in parliament.

The event is being sponsored by Andrew Bowie MP, who is an Arthritis Champion. He said, “I’ve always been a big supporter of Arthritis Research UK, having seen family and friends live with the condition. So I am pleased to be sponsoring a drop-in event in Parliament which I hope will help other MPs to understand more about the condition and how they can support their constituents affected by arthritis.”

By giving MPs the chance to meet some of our campaigners, find out how many people in their local area are impacted by arthritis, and hear from our helpline advisers, we hope they will feel empowered to speak up for people living with the condition in the House of Commons.

We need your support to ensure as many MPs as possible attend this event. If you email your MP and ask them to attend, they’ll know that this issue is important to you, and will be more likely to come. We know your voice makes a difference – last autumn, we met over 50 MPs at party conferences, many of whom visited our stand specifically because their constituents had asked them to. It is because of our campaigners that we were able to maximise our impact at party conferences, and we want to continue raising awareness of arthritis at this drop-in event.

Take our simple e-action, it will provide you with a template letter, which you can send as it is, or edit it to include your own personal views and experience.

Do get in touch with the Campaigns team at if you have any questions.

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People in the UK are in pain right now because of arthritis. Join us to make our politicians listen and take action to push back the limits of arthritis on people’s lives.

Arthritis Champions

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Find out how UK MPs and MSPs can champion people living with arthritis in their local area.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.