Writing to your MP

You can only write to your OWN member of parliament. You can find them here: 

Find MPs – MPs and Lords – UK Parliament

You can use other services to contact them (such as “Write to Them”) but this means that you do not develop such a personal relationship with your MP, and also you can only use their form – links etc might not work. 

Chase up your MP if they do not respond, or if they only acknowledge. You might also (if you are “out” as gender critical) consider sending your letter to your local newspaper, especially if they have not responded.

What are we trying to do? 

In some cases, you want to know what they think (or force them to say what they think). You can get an idea by checking their voting record. Usually, though, you want to make sure they are informed, either about events or about the arguments around an issue that might be up for debate. You might want them to send your ideas to the relevant minister. And, of course, you want them to know that you are a constituent and you care enough about this issue to write to them. On women’s rights and trans-health matters, you almost certainly know more than they do. 

What to include: 

Your name and address – without this, they will not consider your letter. 

MPs are very busy – try to keep it short, one side of A4. 

Set out clearly why you are writing. Include links to evidence. 

Explain why this is an important issue to you, and what difference their response will make. 

Explain clearly at the end of the letter what you want them to do – whether to confirm their position on an issue, or pass your concerns to a minister or committee, or to ask a question in the House, or to write to you confirming their understanding. 

There are some sample letters here

Forward to writing to Ministers

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