In the most recent government scandal, dubbed Partygate for the sheer number of parties and gatherings held in government offices during Covid-19 lockdowns, many MPs and organisations have encouraged the public to write to their MPs to express their anger and frustration with the sitting Conservative government, namely our prime minister, Boris Johnson.
This week, the Metropolitan Police issued its latest round of fines and it was revealed that Boris Johnson, his partner Carrie Johnson, and Chancellor Rishi Sunak were amongst those that had received fixed penalty notices for hosting or attending parties during lockdowns in 2020.
Opposition leaders Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon have called on the prime minister and the chancellor to resign from their positions in government, with Starmer saying “Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law and repeatedly lied to the British public. They must both resign.”
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However, both Johnson and Sunak don’t seem to be handing in their resignations any time soon, even though new polling by Savanta ComRes revealed that 61 per cent of the public said that Boris Johnson should resign, with only 10 per cent believing he actually will.
A petition has already been circulating online calling for the prime minister to do the honourable thing and hand in the keys to Number 10. But you can also exercise your power as a constituent and get in touch with your local MP to voice your concerns. And here’s how.
Who is your MP?
The first point of call is figuring out who your local MP is, so you know where to direct your letter. You can find your MP on the parliamentary directory by typing in a name, location or postcode. You can also use the WriteToThem online tool which locates your MP using your postcode and lets you write and send your letter on the same platform.