Tue 1 May 2018 9:10PM

MPs to lobby over People's Vote

CT Claire Thomas Public Seen by 304

Following SW activists meeting, I have been thinking about which other constituencies we could help to lobby their MPs seeing as with Wera there is no need and JRM no hope. For further discussion;

Michelle Donelan – Chippenham and County (BOA, Melksham, Corsham, Chippenham)
Andrew Murrison – South West Wiltshire (Trowbridge)
David Warburton – Somerton and Frome (Frome) – joint action with EM Mendip
James Heappey – Wells – joint action with EM Mendip

There appear to be no pro-EU groups local to these – apart from EU Mendip
OB have Bristol and North Somerset, EM have Somerset & Dorset and Swindon
We could hook up with Devizes for Europe but maybe a bit far?


Gitte Dawson Wed 2 May 2018 7:25AM

What did you have in mind? If you write to an MP other than yours (and they always ask for a full address) you will get the answer that it is against protocol / convention to deal with constituents from other constituencies. And I think it would be the admin team answering so the MP wouldn't even know that there had been a letter or whatever ...
Recruit possible local letter writers while out on Saturdays?


Claire Thomas Wed 2 May 2018 8:07AM

It would be to encourage their constituents to write to their MP and sign up to the People’s Vote website. I know MPs may not read all their letters but they also can’t ignore them. We could also do some door surveys which will generate a report for the MP about views on Brexit in their constituency to consider.


Claire Thomas Tue 8 May 2018 7:38PM

I am posting here also the proposal I posted on the steering group thread on Sunday. Please try to read it before the strategy meeting on Thursday.