General Election 2017

During the 2017 General Election campaign, we called for a new era for stroke. Our manifesto called on candidates to pledge their support to drive forward improvements in stroke treatment and care. 

We had a total number of 133 candidates support our campaign to ensure stroke remains a priority for the new parliament with 25 of those candidates being successfully elected. 

Please see below the list of candidates who pledged their support.

Map of candidate pledges

List of candidate pledges

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland elections

In the run up to the May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we asked our supporters to contact their candidates calling on them to commit to a set of key actions to help prevent strokes.

In Northern Ireland 60 candidates pledged their support and 26 are now elected as MLAs. In Scotland 38 candidates pledged their support and 14 are now elected MSPs.

Feeling overwhelmed

This report, the third in our Life After Stroke campaign series, highlights the emotional impact of stroke on survivors, their carers and families.

Read the Feeling overwhelmed report.

Not just a funny turn

This report is based on the experiences of 670 people who have experienced a TIA or transient ischaemic attack (also known as a mini-stroke) during the past five years,

Read the Not just a funny turn report.

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