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Tell you MP your story and what you think the future should look like

Reaching out to your MP

Writing to your MP can be a great way for them to hear about your concerns and take steps to support you. You can find out who your MP is on the Parliament’s website, (just type in your postcode!)

We’ve created a template letter that you can use to help get you started, below. The rest simply comes down to you, being you! If you feel comfortable in doing so, it is always helpful to make it personal and to tell them what you want them to do.

You can also contact your MP by telephone, on social media or you can request to attend an ‘MP surgery’.

If you want any support writing to your MP, please do not hesitate in contacting our policy team on [email protected]

What can I ask my MP/MSP to do?

MPs can make confidential enquiries with officials or a government minister on your behalf. They can also refer individual cases to be investigated by the Parliamentary Ombudsman. If they agree to support a cause you have raised with them, they may also choose to raise it publicly in the House of Commons – through questions, debates, motions or amendments. See more here.

What if my MP/MSP doesn’t respond?

It may take a short while for your MP to respond, but they should respond! And if you’re not happy with an initial result make sure you follow this up with them.

Example Template

[MP full name] MP/MSP

By email: [their email address]

[DATE]

Dear [first name of MP]

Re: [Clear title regarding the subject of the letter]

I hope this letter finds you safe and well.

I am writing to ask you to represent me and others in your constituency by [explanation of what action you would like your MP to take].

[Insert a brief explanation of the issue that you are writing to your MP about and if there is something specifically that is making you write today]

[Insert an overview of your story and why this matter is important to you]

[Insert a brief explanation of the impact of the problem on you, your family or other constituents]

As my [MSP/MP], I hope you are committed to ensuring that trans people in the UK can live with the same opportunities as everyone else.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

(Your name)

[Your contact details, including your address]