Campaigning contacts

The main reason for the inequalogy in the UK is that men’s voices are not heard. Unless we make them heard, the situation will continue to deteriorate.

In general, politicians and journalist are not ‘anti-male’, they are mostly just ignorant of the facts because women and minorities are much better at communicating and there is a strong tendency to ignore male suffering.

Just supply information.

It is best to be calm and polite, but also direct. If you start name-calling, or express outrage, they may not read the rest of the letter or they may simply go on the defensive. The facts are so clear that there is no need to exaggerate.

For example: There is 100 times more provision for female domestic abuse victims as for men, despite men being about 1/3 of the victims.

Keep it brief

It is a mistake to assume that a long document with lots of references is necessarily better than something short. Pick the main point you want to make and state it early in the message.

Why bother? – nothing happens

Some people become disillusioned because they do not get the positive response they were hoping for. However, as with ‘selling’ anything, MPs need the same information multiple times, preferably from different sources. Anything you can do will help.

Contact politicians

Contact your own MP

Find your own MP here. MPs will usually only respond to someone from their own constituency. When contacting them, make sure you say you are a constituent and give your address.
You can also simply search “nameofmp MP contact’ and it will find the page with the email address etc.
Phone your MP. You will find a contact number on the page you find on the link above. If the number is 0207 219 3000, that is the MPs switchboard, so ask to be transferred to their office. Otherwise the number is a direct one. The phone will be answered by the MPs support staff. Start by saying who you are and that you are a constituent. You will often find these people friendly and helpful, but overwhelmed with automatic email campaigns etc.

Contact the Prime Minister

You can use this contact form for short messages up to 1000 characters. It will go to the Cabinet Office and you will get a reply from an official.

Cabinet Office Supports the Prime Minister and ensures the effective running of government. Send longer messages here.

Contact a minister

If you write to a minister using their personal parliament email, they may not respond. Ministers can only be emailed via their departments. You will probably get a reply from an official. Don’t give up at this point, ask another question.

Home Office:

Domestic Abuse Commissioner:

Government Equalities Office

Transcripts of debates and committees

Transcripts (hansard)are usually available by 8am the following day. Go to this Hansard page and narrow the date-range before searching. You can get help from: Parliamentary Recording Unit