Macmillan remains best campaigning charity in NFP polls

Macmillan Cancer Relief has retained its most effective campaigning charity ranking in think-tank NFP Synergy's latest parliamentary monitor.

It is the sixth time in three years that MPs have rated the charity above all others. Some 86 per cent of respondents said Macmillan was 'very effective' or 'somewhat effective' at campaigning.

But NFP Synergy director Joe Saxton said Macmillan's rating had fallen slightly over the past six months. "Macmillan has done really well over the past three years, but the latest results have been less impressive than previous ones," he said.

Asked why he believes Macmillan is so highly rated by MPs, Macmillan's parliamentary affairs manager Kevin Shinkwin said: "They know that they are not just talking to a service provider but to an organisation that is the voice of cancer sufferers." He also argued that MPs appreciate the fact that Macmillan does not just highlight problems but provides solutions.

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