Writing to an MP

You can easily write to your own MP (you can’t write to someone else’s) and an email is fine – there’s no need to dig out a stamped envelope! Remember that he (or his secretary) will be dealing with a lot of messages and yours will get more attention if it is clearly written by you and not simply copied from elsewhere.

Your MP’s contact details are at https://members.parliament.uk/members/commons
Type your own postcode in the box to access the appropriate details.
All MPs have an email address in the format

Begin your letter:  “Dear Mr Smith”

Keep it simple
When writing to or emailing your MP, it’s best to be as brief, succinct and clear as
possible. Start with an introduction outlining why you are writing and what you want the MP to do. Avoid using technical terminology if you can and write no more than 3 or 4 paragraphs.  Be as clear and concise as possible.

Tell your story
Use all the information you can from the resources you’ve got but make it personal.

Have a clear action for your MP to take
Tell your MP what you are expecting him or her actually to do!