Our government has the power to bring British children back home and we all have the power to shape and influence government policy through contacting our Members of Parliament (MPs). Your MP is elected to represent your interests and can help to influence the UK government and Parliament in many ways, for example ensuring British children trapped in Syria’s camps can be repatriated to the UK, so they can have the best chance to recover.
Calling your MP may seem daunting but it’s actually pretty easy and a powerful way to help make change happen quickly.
See our quick guide below – it will only take 5 mins!
How to call your MP – Quick guide:
Find out who your MP is
Go to http://findyourmp.parliament.uk and enter your postcode
Phone your MP
Phone the House of Commons switchboard on 020 7219 3000 and ask for your MP by name. They will put you through to a staff member in your MP’s office (if you are put through an answering machine, you can also leave a voicemail).
Tell them what you stand up for
Your voice is real, honest and powerful so we encourage you to tell your MP to bring British children back home to the UK in your own words. But we’ve prepared a little script below in case you don’t know what to say.
- Hello [name of MP]. I live in [name of constituency] *Feel free to personalise your introduction with your age, occupation, family situation etc.
- I want you to contact the foreign secretary and demand for all British children trapped in Syria to be urgently repatriated to the UK
- I’m using my voice, so you can use yours. Do the right thing [name of MP] and back the repatriation of British children in Syria to the UK.