Step-by-Step guide: Writing to your local politician

So you want to contact your local politician about issues surrounding nature? Great!

This is a super quick way to do so!

Step 1

The environment is a devolved issue, it is under the control of national governments. Therefore you need to contact your own local representative so you can be sure they know the specific rules/regulations of the area.

  1. If you live in England, this is your local MP (Member of Parliament)
  2. If you live in Scotland, this is your local MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament)
  3. If you live in Wales, this is your local MS (Member of Senedd) 
  4. If you live in Northern Ireland, this is your local MLA (Members of the Legislative Assembly)
Where you liveYour representatives title
EnglandMP
ScotlandMSP
WalesMS
Northern IrelandMLA

Step 2

Find out who your local representative is by going to https://www.writetothem.com/ and typing in your postcode. This will give you the name of your local representative (MP, MSP, MS or MLA) and their political party.

Step 3

The next step is to write your letter.

Luckily, we have created templates for you to use. In these template letters, you can choose to edit or remove any sections you want as well as add any relevant information. These are simply to give you a starting point to address certain issues.

The sections highlighted in green are those where specific details are required e.g. your name, the name of your representative etc. 

If you live in Scotland and your representative is a member of the SNP, click here0
If you live in Scotland and your representative is a member of a different political party, click here0
If you live in England and your representative is a member of the conservatives, click here0
If you live in England and your representative is a member of a different political party, click here0
If you live in Wales, click here (Cymraeg version coming soon!)0
5 Google Doc links to letter templates. (Just copy the bits you want to use!)

Final Steps!!

Step 4

After finding your representative on https://www.writetothem.com/, click on their name to take you to a space where you can copy and paste the letter and input the relevant information.

Step 5

Send the email to your representative and voila – you’re now part of a growing movement of people that want change and have some of the tools to make it happen.

Stay with us to keep updated for the next tool we’ll release to help you further.

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