Progress of Commons motion that welcomes setting up of UK ME/CFS research collaborative | 25 April 2013

A total of 17 MPs have signed up so far to a Commons Early Day Motion that welcomes the launch of the UK’s ME/CFS Research Collaborative. The EDM was proposed on Monday, 22 April 2013 by Annette Brooke MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME – to coincide with that day’s launch of the Collaborative.

The EDM proposes:

That this House welcomes the launch of the UK ME/CFS Research Collaborative; notes that estimates of the prevalence of ME/CFS range from 240,000 to 600,000 patients; further notes that research outcomes on ME/CFS have been limited and fragmented in the past; and supports the Collaborative’s objectives which include promoting the need for world class research into ME/CFS across all fields, encouraging multidisciplinary research and more researchers to participate, and working collaboratively with funders, charities and researchers to increase the financial support for ME/CFS research in the UK.

Signatories so far are:

Annette Brooke, Lib Dem MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole
Russell Brown, Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway
Mark Durkan, SDLP MP for Foyle
David Amess, Conservative MP for Southend West
Sandra Osborne, Labour MP for Ayr, Currick and Cumnock
Jim Shannon, DUP MP for Strangford
Margaret Ritchie, SDLP MP for South Down
Andrew George, Lib Dem MP for St Ives
Peter Bottomley, Conservative MP for Worthing West
Hywell Williams, Plaid Cyrmu MP for Arfon
Bob Russell, Lib Dem MP for Colchester
Lady Hermon, Independent MP for North Down
Kelvin Hopkins, Labour MP for Luton North
Naomi Long, Alliance MP for Belfast East
Andrew Stunell, Lib Dem MP for Hazel Grove
Stephen Williams, Lib Dem MP for Bristol West
David Ward, Lib Dem MP for Bradford East

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