Campaigning at Tory Conference

At the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week, representatives of our Policy and Campaigns team, along with Richard Brown who has Parkinson's, met with MPs and Shadow Ministers to discuss issues affecting people with Parkinson's. They also talked to other charities about the work we can do together to influence policies.

Anjuli Veall, Andrew Lansley MP and Clare MoonanAnjuli Veall, Social Policy and Campaigns Manager (left) and Clare Moonan, Health Policy and Campaigns Manager (above right) spoke to Andrew Lansley MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health (centre) about the Fair Care for Parkinson's Campaign.

Ken Clarke MP and Richard Brown Richard Brown (above right) talked to Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business (above left).

Anjuli Veall in the MS SimulatorAnjuli Veall tried out the MS Society's 'MS Simulator'.

Mike Menning MP and Richard Brown Richard Brown spoke at our fringe event about his experiences living with Parkinson's, and was joined by Mike Penning MP, Shadow Minister for Health (left) who talked about his plans to eradicate the postcode lottery for health and social services.

Emily Cogbill, Mark Simmonds MP and Clare Moonan Emily Cogbill, Parliamentary Officer (above left) and Clare Moonan talked to Mark Simmonds MP, Shadow Minister for Health (centre) about research into finding a cure for Parkinson's. They also spoke with Anne Milton MP and Stephen O'Brien MP, Shadow Ministers for Health.

The Conservative Party conference ended yesterday, but the media is still debating the Party's announcements on incapacity benefits and NICE guidelines. If the Conservatives were to win the general election, these policies could have a huge impact for people with Parkinson's.

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