We want to help you let your local MPs and MEPs (Member of European Parliament) know about the animal welfare issues you think are important. To help you with this we have put together the following guide.
What will contacting my MP/MEP achieve?
- It’s an MP’s job to represent your views in Parliament
- They can raise important animal welfare issues in debates
- Ask parliamentary questions on the issues
- Write to Government departments to try and make a positive change for animal welfare
How to find out who my MP or MEP is?
Parliamentary protocol sets out that an MP can only represent his or her own constituents, so it is important to check and find who your local MP is.
To do this you can log on to www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/
- In the top box insert your postcode
- This will then bring up your local MP and their contact details
To find your MEP go to www.europarl.org.uk/en/your-meps.html
- Use the map to find the MEP for your region