Writing to our MP Bim Afolami needn't be a difficult task. A few lines to tell him that you, as his constituent, support a People's Vote on the Brexit deal is all that's needed.
However, you may want to consider the following.
1.Addresses & ways to contact Bim
You can write to him by post at the following address:
PO Box 1241, Harpenden, AL1 9JF
Or by email at email@example.com
Don't forget to include your address and telephone number, as the message can't be properly processed without confirmation you are a constituent. Some people say that writing with pen and paper is the most effective method of contact, but it's a personal choice.
2. Personalise your letter
We're all set to be affected in a myriad of ways, so don't shy away from describing how you or those close to you will be impacted. Our MPs have a duty of care and should be constantly reminded of the real life consequences of their actions.
3. Say if you voted for him
MPs like to hear from a range of voices, but they are particularly receptive to those who are most likely to vote for them again in future.
4. Ask for action
Conclude your letter by spelling out exactly what it is that you want him to do, or by asking a specific question that he should respond to.
5. Remain Polite
Remember most MPs work extremely hard, but are often the target of abuse. Write to them with the same respectful tone you'd expect to read in their reply.
6. Keep in touch
We're always interested to hear from people who've written - do get in touch and if you get a reply, please consider sharing it with us by email.
Other useful information
Check our blog for updates on Bim's latest position on Brexit. We are keeping a close eye on his public statements and typing up transcripts to help with letter writing inspiration and precision.
You may also be interested in this template letter created by St Albans for Europe based on Hertfordshire County Council’s impact report "Implications of the United Kingdom’s Withdrawal from the European Union". A summary of the report itself can also be downloaded here.
A further report by Hertfordshire LEP entitled "Brexit & Hertfordshire: Understanding the risks and potential impacts" can be found here.
You can also find more national template letters here, here and here.
Some other questions you may want to consider:
1. How do we break the stalemate in Parliament?
2. By what mechanism can he prevent UK from crashing out with no deal?
3. Would he vote to revoke Article 50 if time runs out for anything else?