Contacting your MP

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Duration:

15 minutes

You’ll need:

  • no equipment required

1.

Explain to the group that one particular way to get your voices heard is by contacting your MP. Even if girls aren’t old enough to vote yet, they can still contact their MP and share their views. The easiest way to do this is by email.   

2.

Share your screen and demonstrate how to find your MP online:  members.parliament.uk/members/Commons 

3.

Use the following quiz to share some tips and tricks when writing to your MP   

When writing your MP, should you …  

Q: Include your full name and address?   

A: Yes, because they need to know that they actually represent you.  

 

Q: Make your email as long as possible? 

A: No. MPs often don’t have a lot of time, so you it’s better to keep it short and snappy!   

 

Q: Tell your parents that you want to contact your MP? 

A: Yes  

 

Q: Tell your MP that you will never vote for her or him if s/he doesn’t do what you want?   

A: No. Always be friendly and polite.  

 

Q: Tell them how old you are?   

A: Yes. MPs rarely get to hear from young people so it would be nice for them to know how old you are. It can also help your email stand out.  

 

Q: Promise the MP that you will vote for him or her as soon as you can? 

A: No, this is not necessary.  

 

Q: Contact other MPs?  

A: No, it’s best to contact the MP in your area.   

 

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