YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ARE THERE TO SPEAK FOR YOU.TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHAT MATTERS TO YOU AND FIND OUT WHAT THEY ‘RE UP TO.
|1They Work For You provides detailed information on your MP, as well as email update of news, consultations, legislation & publications: just put in your post code.|
|2You can also find your MP through Parliament, to get their contact details, website, email and twitter if they use it. ( http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/ )|
|3Use Write To Them to find your local councillors, MP, Member of the European Parliament or Scottish, Northern Ireland, Welsh and London Assembly AND send them messages|
|4Hear From Your MP encourages your MP to talk with you and lets you talk back. It’s a good way for lots of constituents to get their MP to take up an issue.|
|5The petitions site enables people to register an issue with Parliament: get over 100,000 signatures and it will be considered by a committee of MPs and may be debated.|
|6For updates on Bills before Parliament, go to: http://services.parliament.uk/bills/|
|1For links to all central government departments go to: Inside Government or direct.gov.uk.|
|2Get contact details and responsibilities of all Government ministers|
|3Downing Street offers links for people to take action at Take Part, including: In Your Neighbourood , Public Engagement, Giving and Public Services, with sections on Transparency such as Business Plans, Who Does What in Whitehall, Who Ministers are Meeting, Government Contracts in Full, How Your Money is Spent and Find all Government Data.|
|4Government consultations are another way to have your say on specific proposals.
To get information from central government departments, agencies and public bodies for local services go to: http://www.info4local.gov.uk/
|1To find local government consultations, search local consultations.|
|2Your local council website sho uld give details of whose who and what’s happening locally.|
|3To get more actively involved or elected, join a political party such as the Conservatives, Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat or UKIP throughout the UK, or a nationalist party in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. You can also stand as an independent or a smaller party.|
|4To work for an MP go to Work for an MP|
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