16 April 2015
Prospective candidates are showing their support for the British Red Cross, in the run-up to May’s general election.
Politicians have visited Red Cross services around the country, from Preston to Hackney, to find out more about we do – and the issues that matter.
Time with politicians
We have invited candidates, from all the political parties, to hear our ‘humanitarian vision’ over the last few weeks.
It has so far been a big success – with a range of candidates meeting Red Cross volunteers and staff.
Just last week, both Johnny Mercer (Conservative) and Luke Pollard (Labour) visited their local services in Plymouth.
In North Devon, the Conservative candidate Peter Heaton-Jones wrote on Twitter: “Delighted to visit the excellent British Red Cross and discuss the valuable work they do.”
Over in Bexhill and Battle, Liberal Democrats candidate Rachel Sadler added: “I agree that we should refuse to ignore people in crisis.”
Vote for humanity
Our vision – Where we stand – draws on our long experience of working with a huge range of people, and seeing the issues they face.
That is why we think everyone should be able to save a life or live independently at home. We also want the UK to treat refugees with humanity, and help communities abroad to withstand disaster.
We are asking every party to develop policies that support these ideas in the next parliament – whoever gets in power, come 7 May.
Speak out with us
Over the next couple of weeks, we hope to build on this progress – with your help.
Join the conversation, and see what party candidates are saying, with the hashtag #refusetoignore.
You can also pin your support for key issues on the online pledge map.
We’ll use your support to keep speaking to candidates – and encourage them to take action, once the election dust has settled.