February 07, 2013

MPs across the UK go red in the fight against heart disease

Andrew Jones MPAlmost 50 MPs accepted our challenge in the first ever BHF tweet-off to show their support for National Heart Month.

In aid of National Heart Month, we invited MPs across the country to a tweet-off at Westminster so they could show off their support to their followers. Forty nine MPs took up the challenge and came along to the Houses of Parliament to take a picture of themselves Rocking Up In Red. Our politcians were then encouraged to tweet their picture, asking their followers to retweet.

Andrew Jones, Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, was today crowned our tweet-off winner with 56 retweets. Luciana Berger MP was a close second with 51 retweets, while Andrew Gwynne MP took bronze with 30 retweets.

Everyone's tweets and retweets helped us to raise awareness of the importance of National Heart Month and the money it raises for our life-saving work.

Maybe now you should find your local MP and make sure they support us, too!