Sample letters to MPs

Looking for inspiration for your letter to your MP? Here are a few examples from Science is Vital volunteers to get you started.

Shane McCracken

Dear Michelle,

As someone who is clearly supportive of science and technology issues in the UK I hope that you will be very happy to support this Early Day Motion about maintaining access to EU research programmes: www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/772

I am asking you to support the motion as a constituent interested in science, as a father of a budding young scientist, as a school governor and as a local business owner with close ties to science and Europe.

I’m also a member of the Science is Vital campaign (scienceisvital.org.uk) and will be asking you to meet at our lobby of parliament at the end of January.

Kind regards,

Shane

Laurence Hunt

Dear Ms Foxcroft,

I am one of your constituents, and am writing concerning access to EU research programmes post-Brexit.

Firstly, I would like invite you to meet with me to discuss this issue at the Science is Vital lobby of MPs. This will take place in Room R of Portcullis House between 2pm-4pm, on Tuesday 31st January. (If you would like to meet me at a specific time during this window, please let me know beforehand.)

Secondly, I would also ask you to consider signing EDM772, stating your commitment to preserving access to EU research programmes. I am aware that your role as Labour whip may limit this, but I believe that this is an issue that directly affects your constituency, and moreover in line with Labour policy, given:
– the 126 signatories from Lewisham Deptford constituents on this petition: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/150220
– the written submission from Goldsmiths to the Science and Technology select committee’s inquiry into this issue:
data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technology-committee/leaving-the-eu-implications-and-opportunities-for-science-and-research/written/36068.pdf
– the Labour Shadow Chancellor’s commitment to raise UK research and development expenditure to 3% of GDP (EU funding currently makes up 10% of the UK’s public funding of research)

Finally, I would encourage you to read the Science and Tech Committee’s recent report on this issue (HC 502), and to speak in the forthcoming debate in the House of Commons scheduled for December 19th.

Yours sincerely,
Laurence Hunt
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