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General Election 2015

28th April 2015

In January PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide wrote to the leaders of the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and UK Independence parties inviting them to set out their approach in the forthcoming General Election to matters relating to young suicide. The letter from the Chairman and Chief Executive, shown in full below, sought their comment on some of the specific issues on which PAPYRUS campaigns and which it believes should be addressed in the fight to reduce suicide amongst young people.

 

Click here to view the letter sent to party leaders.

 

So far only one reply has been received. Click here to view the response.

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