How to Contact Your MP
Finding your MP
If you do not know who your MP is, go to www.theyworkforyou.com and type in your postcode. You can email your MP directly from that website if you wish, though we would suggest you type their name into a search engine and find out from their own website how they suggest contacting them. They may have a specific email address or constituency office on their websites, or you can write to them at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
Letters, emails and surgeries
Constituents’ letters are the primary method through which MPs learn about issues that are important to their electorate. Letters from individual constituents and voters are powerful.
When contacting your MP, a short, handwritten or printed and signed letter is most effective; emails also highlight an issue and may be more convenient, but a letter is preferable. If you can get to a constituency surgery, even better! One ex MP has told us that he thought of a standard letter generated by a campaign as ‘one point’, a personally written individual letter as ‘10 points’ and a personal visit to a surgery as ‘100 points’.
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