How to contact your local MP

Wherever you live, it is important that you know the best ways to contact your MP. Your local member of parliament is there to represent voters in your area. Meeting your MP is a great way to discuss concerns and help resolve issues that may affect you and your family so don’t miss out on having your say! At Tops, we have been fortunate to welcome MPs to our nurseries and are delighted to hold relationships with them so that we can continue to work together to improve childcare.

Who is my local MP?

Everyone in the UK has a local member of parliament which varies depending on where you live. There are 650 parliamentary constituencies in the UK, so it is important to make sure you know which MP to get in touch with. It is very easy to find your MP online and there are various sites such as theyworkforyou or parliamentuk that only require a quick search of your post code.

What can I contact my MP about?

There are various reasons why you might want to contact your MP, especially if you feel that you have been treated unfairly. It may be that there is a problem that is affecting your family or those in your local area that needs addressing. It is always worth contacting your MP if you are looking for support for a particular campaign or if you need them to help back something you feel strongly about.

How can I get in touch with my MP?

For something that may be a quick question, it may be more convenient to contact them via telephone or email. If it is something that requires giving more information try writing a letter, making sure you give your address so that they are aware of your area.  Most information you can find at your local town hall or online in the Directory of MPs.

What if I do not hear back?

Nowadays we are very fortunate to have social media where MPs can be contacted through Twitter or Facebook. This is a great way to get a quick response, especially if it is shared publicly! It may just be that they are having an influx of enquiries, so make sure to follow up with another phone call or try making an appointment to meet with them if it is especially important.

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