Why would you write to your MP?
Your MP represents you in parliament. They can raise issues that are of concern to their community and their constituents. But how will they know what you care about unless you tell them? Writing to your MP about important issues is a way of raising profile of the issue in parliament, and can be a way to ask your MP to seek peace and justice through their work.
How do I contact my MP?
You can email your MP on their parliamentary email address, or write to them at their parliamentary office.
What should I write to them about?
You can write to your issue on any issue that you care about. Often, this has the most impact when it is linked to events in parliament – a Bill passing through parliament, a committee or an event of national concern.
Charities and other organisations often invite supporters to write to their MP on key issues, in order to ask them to vote a certain way or support an amendment or action.
At JPIT, we invite supporters to write to their MP as part of campaigns and actions for justice and peace.
Find our current Write to Your MP actions here:
Coronavirus Emergency Support – The Trussell Trust are calling for a Coronavirus Emergency Income Scheme, to keep everyone afloat during the crisis.
Increase Asylum Support –
Asylum Seekers currently receive £37 per week in support. During normal times, this isn’t enough to live on. During a pandemic, this is dangerous. Ask your MP to call for asylum support to be raised by £20.
Meet Your MP
As well as writing to your MP on important issues, we think it’s really important that churches develop good relationships with their MP. That’s why we’ve launched Meet Your MP, and initiative to encourage positive links to develop between church congregations and their MPs.