Letter writing Campaign I think it will be a great way to support and encourage each other and a way to follow the responses of MP’s! An idea to list members friends and supporters prepared to write to their MP,s.
My local Mp Kevin Hopkins stating in his letter he is willing to put forward in Parliament an early day motion concerning the IPP. This is a starting point. Mp,s can table what is called an Early Day Motion (EDM).
Early Day Motions are one way in which backbench MPs can record their support for particular issues and campaigns. The most successful motions give rise to debates in Parliament, changes in Government policy and changes in the law.
Ask your Member of Parliament are they willing to support a motion concerning the IPP when it is tabled.
At a lather date once submitted, MPs can sign the EDM to show their support. The significant issue, tell your MP about the IPP so that he or she can be made aware of it and if they see fit, show wiliness to sign the motion, giving their support.
Once tabledlLet your MP recognise that several of your constituents have written to their Mp’s asking if they are prepared to sign proposed reform for the IPP, but he appears not to have signed yet. Please urge him to sign this EDM , which will hacve received support from MPs from all parties and which now has willing signatories from all political parties. I hope that you will consider this issue carefully. And I hope that you will take this issue as seriously as I do.
Additionally thank them if they have already showed willingness to signed! If you have already written to Mp point out one issue that may have concerned him in his reluctance further point out the recent events at parliament, and media cover.
You can also direct your MP to the Petition page or other which gives info on the IPP .The ipp sentence is clear, the sentence is wrong give your MP a reminder outlining how important it is you to have an Early Day Motions, and once tabled these changes will help your Son or daughter home.
If you don’t already know, you can find out who represents you in parliament through a web site that lists all of the MPs in the UK. Click on www.theyworkforyou.com and simply enter your postcode to find out the name of your representative. Contact them in writing, by email, or by going and meeting them. They work for you, so it is important to use your constituent powers, and to ask them if they would be willing to support the motion.
EDMs are motions which can be signed by MPs to show their support. In the past they have not been debated but the Speaker has said that this may change especially for those signed by many MPs from all parties. They are printed and available to MPs and Staff in the House of Commons and make interesting reading on all subjects.
Information about EDMs is available on line at www.parliament.uk or edmi.parliament.uk so you can see if your MP has signed up. Ministers and shadow ministers may not feel able to sign as EDMs are for backbenchers primarily but they can write to the Secretary of State and ask him to take up the issue.
“””WRITE TO YOUR FRIENDS TOO AND ASK THEM TO WRITE TO THEIR MPs”” if a supporter OF THE ipp you can write to your MP too .Thank you in advance for your support.
In an average session only six or seven EDMs reach over two hundred signatures. Around seventy or eighty get over one hundred signatures. The majority will attract only one or two signatures.
Who will not sign?
The following people in Parliament normally will not sign EDMs:
Ministers and government whips
Parliamentary Private Secretaries
The Speaker and his deputies