Writing to your MP

Writing to your MP is a great way to raise awareness of the severe cuts to Council services that Derby is facing and call for a Fair Deal for Derby.

If your MP then writes to a Minister on your behalf they will receive a reply signed by the Minister. A letter sent directly to a Minister will probably only be seen by a civil servant.

Things to remember:

  • If you’re writing a letter, address it to the MP’s name followed by ‘MP’. Eg Joe Public MP.
  • Keep it brief, firm and polite
  • Focus on your personal experience and the strength of local feeling
  • Ask your MP to contact the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with your concerns

A handwritten letter always has more of an impact, so please write to your MP’s constituency office, or to:

The House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA.

Alternatively, you could send your message by email

Sample letters

You can also download a sample letter.

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