Local Campaigning

Local campaigning is a good way of raising awareness about local or national issues that effect lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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Lobby your AM/MP

If you have been discriminated against, harassed, bullied, refused your rights or services in housing, education, health, employment or want to lobby for LGB rights, a meeting or a well timed letter to your AM/MP can have significant results.

Click here to find your AM.

You can find out who your MP is by visiting the Parliament website and entering your postcode.

Writing a letter

Although it is better to go and see your AM/MP, you may wish to write to them instead.

  • Be brief and concise. Short and clearly typed letters that set out the main arguments are more likely to receive a response than those that are handwritten, emotional demands or threats.
  • Always ask for a reply. If you don't receive a reply, write again enclosing your original letter. Keep up the pressure - don't let them off the hook.

During a visit

If you are involved in local community groups or projects you should also consider inviting your AM/MP to visit to see your group or activity in action.

You can use any visit as an opportunity to discuss the issues facing you. Be direct and precise in your discussions. If the candidates say things to offend you, or are opposed to supporting lesbian and gay equality, make a note of what is said. Don't lose your temper - it makes it is easier for candidates to dismiss your opinions. Instead, respond calmly with reasoned arguments in support of your position.

After the visit

Regardless of how the meeting with your AM/MP goes, it is good to follow up your visit with a letter thanking them for their time. In the letter, summarise the key points of your discussions.

To help us with our future lobbying and campaigning work, please send Stonewall Cymru a copy of the letter you send to your candidates and any responses you receive. Where relevant, we will post some of this information on our site.

For contact details for Stonewall Cymru click here 

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If you cannot find the information you need on this website, you can call the Stonewall Cymru offices on 029 20 237744 or 01492 622202 or the Stonewall info line on 08000 50 20 20 (Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm) and we will try to point you in the right direction.