An MP represents all the people who live in their constituency; a constituency is made up of the voters in a particular area who elect their MP to sit in the UK parliament. You can ask your MP to help you even if you didn’t vote for them.

You can find out who your constituency MP is at this link by entering your postcode.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own legislative bodies and people in those nations also vote for an MSP in Scotland, an MS in Wales, and an MLA in Northern Ireland.  

Follow these links to find your representative if you live in:

Northern Ireland.

Tips for writing to your MP

  • Keep any letter short – no more than two sheets of writing paper.
  • Use the correct title - MP, MSP, MS, MLA.
  • When you write to them for the first time, be sure to tell them who you are. MPs only listen to their constituents, so including your details helps them confirm you live in their constituency. It also helps them contact you.
  • Explain in your own words what the issue or campaign is and why you care about it.
  • Include relevant facts, figures or information on how the issue is affecting your local area.
  • A personal story relating to the issue can bring your campaign to life.
  • Tell your MP what you want them to do.
  • Tell your MP what you would like them to do to resolve the issue
  • Be polite.
  • Ask your MP to get in touch with you to tell you what they’ve done in response to your letter
  • Include your name, address and post code, and your email.
  • You can send a letter by post or email your MP. You will find their contact details online.
  • Finally, don’t forget to say thank you.

Download our template letter for an MP to help you write to your local MP.

Posted 12th October 2022
Updated 9th January 2023