How to write a letter to your MP – with samples

How to write to your MPYour Member of Parliament is your elected representative in government. They are there to speak about issues that affect their constituents as well as issues of national importance. They can only investigate and/or raise these issues in parliament or with the local authority (wherever is most appropriate), if their constituents tell them of the issues that are important, so they will welcome letters or emails from you.

In order to have your voice heard by your Member of Parliament (MP), you need to write or email them. This may seem daunting, but it is actually quite simple. Here are some tips on how to write to your MP:

  1. Find out who your MP is. You can do this by visiting the website of the House of Commons, or by calling your local constituency office.
  2. Once you know who your MP is, click on their name and you will be taken to a page with all their contact details including such things as the constituency office, their Twitter account and how they should be addressed. It’s all there to help make it simple.
  3. When you have their contact details, you’re ready to start writing! Keep your letter short and to the point – MPs are very busy people and they won’t have time to read a long letter.
  4. Make sure you state your name and address at the top of the letter, so that your MP knows you’re their constituent.
  5. In the letter, explain why you are writing to them – for example, if there is an issue you feel strongly about, or if you want to ask them a question.
  6. Be polite and respectful in your letter, even if you disagree with your MP’s views. Remember, they are elected to represent all of their constituents, not just those who share their views.
  7. You can either hand-deliver your letter to your MP’s constituency office, post it to their office address in Westminster or email it to them at their official @gov.uk email address.

Letter to an MP – sample 1

[Your address]

[Their constituency address]

Dear [MPs name],

I am writing to you as my local Member of Parliament. I am very concerned about the current state of the economy and the impact this is having on ordinary people like myself. I would appreciate if you could raise this issue in Parliament and do everything you can to help improve the situation.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Letter to an MP – sample 2

[Your address]

[Their constituency address]

Dear [MP’s name],

I am writing to you as my local Member of Parliament. I am deeply concerned about the impact of austerity measures on my community. In particular, I am worried about the closure of our local library and the loss of jobs at the local factory.

I would be grateful if you could raise these issues with the government and ensure that our community is not forgotten. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Letter to an MP – sample 3

[Your address]

[Their constituency address]

Dear [MP’s name],

I am writing to express my concern about the current state of [potholes on main road in Anytown / traffic outside School / fly tipping in Any Street] I believe that this is an important issue and I would like to see if there is any way you could investiage this and bring about some change. The ideal outcome would be [the potholes filled in / double yellow lines on the roads / CCTV installed]. There are many other people concerned about this issue too.

As my local MP, I would appreciate your help in bringing this matter to the attention of the [government / local authority].

Thank you for your time,

Yours Sincerely,

[Your name]