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How to arrange a meeting with your MP

RCN members across the UK are campaigning to get the fair pay they deserve

There are a number of ways to contact your MP:

  • Send your MP an email or letter
  • Call your MP's office
  • Search your MP's website for public drop in sessions
  • Contact your MP on social media

Contact information for your MP can be found on the Parliament website.



Local support

Before arranging a meeting with your MP, please contact your local RCN office.

Information to include in your email:

  • Your full name, postcode and place of work. MPs can only meet with and act on behalf of people who live in their constituency.
  • The reason why you are contacting your MP, for example: 'To arrange a meeting to discuss nursing issues'.
  • Explain how the issue affects you personally and how this impacts on your MP's constituency, including the effect on patient care.
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Download draft text to send to your MP

Get started on your email or letter.

Follow up with a call:

Email your MP to request a meeting in the first instance. Follow up with a call to their constituency office one week later if you haven't received a reply.  

Remember, MPs receive a large number of correspondence from constituents, so it can take a while for them to respond. You may initially receive an automated response from your MP - this to acknowledge that your email has been received and you should get a personalised email a few days later.