This week saw the launch of the election manifestos for all of the three main UK political parties: the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats. The good news is that all three parties emphasised their support for international development, and for the first time the Conservatives have joined Labour and the Liberal Democrats in pledging to implement legislation to bind the UK government to spending 0.7% of GNI on overseas aid by 2013.
BOND, which is a coalition of British organisations working on development, has produced assessments of the international development content of each party’s manifestos, which you can view here: Conservatives; Labour; and Liberal Democrats. Continue reading
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Tagged 2010 election, Campaigning, Conservatives, Election, Focus call, Grassroots, Hustings, Labour, Liberal Democrats, MP, Poverty, UK general election
World TB day is next week, on Wednesday 24th March, and the RESULTS team will be involved in a number of exciting activities taking place throughout the day.
An Open Letter will appear in the Times newspaper calling on readers to support the UK Coalition to Stop TB’s new campaign for World TB Day ‘TB: A disease of the past? Action now!’ highlighting current problems with TB control in the UK and globally. The campaign calls for demonstrations of commitment to the fight against TB from MPs and the candidates running in the upcoming election.
At 12pm on 24th March a delegation from the UK Coalition to Stop TB will be going to No. 10 Downing Street to deliver the TB Election Asks. The delegation will include Lucy Chesire (well known HIV-TB advocate from the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium), Aparna Barua from the UK Coalition to Stop TB, Mike Smith, Coordinator of the APPG on Global TB and Clare Shaw and Kibble Ngalauka, from Target Tuberculosis and The Sue Ryder Foundation, Malawi, respectively. Continue reading
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Tagged 2010 election, KANCO, Kenya, Lucy Chesire, Malawi, MP, Poverty, RESULTS, Sue Ryder Foundation, Target Tuberculosis, TB, Tuberculosis, UK Coalition to Stop TB, World TB day