Template letter to welcome your MP
You can download a printable PDF of this letter here.
Dear __________ MP
Begin your letter by welcoming your MP to their role. Congratulate them and give them some encouragement. Even if you didn’t vote for them, they are now your representative in Parliament. For example, you might like to mention…
- An area of their campaign that you liked
- If they’ve been an MP before, what have they done in the past that you appreciate?
- Something their party has done that you were pleased with
Introduce yourself. Introduce the topic of climate change and explain what interests and concerns you about it.
You may wish to add some personal details into your letter, for example;
- A personal experience you have had regarding climate change, e.g. the impact in a country you have visited.
- You could talk about ways in which you feel climate change affects you directly, e.g. air pollution as you walk around town.
E.g. I am a local plumber in your constituency concerned about the effects of climate change predicted to affect the UK in the near future. A close relative of mine experienced flood damage during the floods here in the UK at the end of 2015 which has contributed to my concern.
Tell your MP what you hope to see from them
This doesn’t have to be a highly specific ask at his point, but try to simplify the vague prospect of ‘action on climate change’ to something more concrete, such as reducing fuel poverty or supporting community energy projects. See our page on issues to raise with your MP for some more ideas.
Perhaps you would like to meet with your MP to discuss this further, or you would like them to attend a climate change event you are organising. Ask them this at the end of your letter.
I look forward to hearing back from you.