The Nationality and Borders Bill is a significant new piece of legislation seeking to amend the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. During the passage of the bill through parliament, every MP will have a chance to contribute amendments, share their view on the legislation and vote on the bill.
It is important that every MP hears from their constituents about the bill, particularly the areas which need to be changed. This engagement is always more powerful when it is personal. Telling your MP why you disagree with the bill and what you think a welcoming society should look like can make a significant impact.
On 20th April, MPs will vote on amendments to the Bill made in the House of Lords. This is likely to be the final significant vote on the Bill by MPs before the Bill receives royal assent. We’re asking our supporters to write to their MP to ask them to support changes to the Bill.
We’re suggesting you send a slightly different letter depending on whether your MP is a Conservative or Opposition MP. You can find a template letter to use for both here.
Regardless of the party your MP is a member of, your engagement can make a difference. We have produced a step by step guide to engaging with your MP on the Nationality and Borders Bill, including:
- Who your MP is and why engaging with them matters
- How to contact your MP
- What to include in a letter to your MP
- A guide to meeting your MP face to face or online
- How to follow up with your MP