The idea of lobbying your MP can be intimidating – when you pluck up the courage the process can sometimes be disempowering and even feel futile. So how can we better connect, get our message across and inspire our MPs to action? We asked Cath Miller, Chief of Staff for Caroline Lucas MP (and lifelong campaigner) to talk us through what makes for effective lobbying. This is her reply…
Let's Go Speak Truth to Power!
So let’s get out there, you can find full details of your MP & their voting record by entering your postcode in the They Work for You website. If you’re nervous or have any questions, please give us a call, we may be able to find other YCND members in your constituency who’d like to accompany you on a surgery visit or just chat through their experiences.
Make sure you follow Cath’s checklist above and do let us know if you have any successful tips of your own you’d like to share. Getting to know and build trust with your MP is an ongoing process, don’t lose heart if you don’t get a reply first time, keep trying.
If you do receive a reply from your MP or have a meeting with them please fill out a feedback report.