1. Congratulate yourselves!

You did it! It can be nerve-wracking to meet your MP, but most people say afterwards that they enjoyed the experience.

Stay in the meeting for a few minutes, if you can, after your MP has left to discuss what they said and your next steps.

2. Share what happened

The more people who know about your meeting, the more pressure there is on your MP to act on child poverty. It’s time to get the word out.

Use these sample messages for Twitter and Facebook using #EndChildPoverty.

Check out and share other messages with the same hashtag which show people across the country meeting their MPs too.

Tell your local media by sending a press release or a letter to the editor.

3. Send the notes from the meeting and a briefing to your MP.

Send a thank you email to your MP, remind them what they said they’d do, and attach some background info.

Download this briefing to send to your MP.

4. And finally, please tell us how your meeting went.

Email judith@endchildpoverty.org.uk to let us know how your meeting went. This helps us know which MPs took part in meetings and what they promised to do. Then we can push them to keep their promises!

  • What’s your MP’s name?
  • When did you meet your MP?
  • How many people attended the meeting?
  • Did your MP promise to write to the Chancellor?
  • Did your MP say they would take any other action?
  • How did you hear about this event?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the meeting?