You can find out who your MP is and how to contact them by visiting the UK Parliament website.
Some advice for when you contact them:
- Introduce yourself, your interest in the topic, as well as any community groups that you represent or that you are a member of.
- Be polite even if angry at government inaction or perceived prejudice.
- Ask your MP to state their position – don’t allow them to sit on the fence.
- Explain why your MP should be concerned, for example: How does the issue affect individuals in their constituency and the way they may vote?
- Present your issues, and illustrate them with concrete examples and references. These reports may help.
- Be clear and precise.
- Ask your MP for concrete actions.
- Give your MP a summary of the issues you’ve raised and the policy positions that you suggest.
- Offer yourself as a resource, and ask if there is any further information that they may need on this issue.
- Let them know you will keep track of how they vote and what they say in Parliament.
- And don’t feel you can’t follow up.