NEW FEATURE @ http://www.facebook.com/l/4b05a;www.chagossupport.org.uk/how-you-can-help/mpsandppcs
+++ Lobby your MP and/or prospective parliamentary candidates +++
Now that the general election has been called, the UK Chagos Support Association is asking that people lobby all of those who are aspiring to become Members of the UK House of Commons – including both sitting MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates – to sign up to a simple pledge: to support the Chagos islanders’ right of return during the next Parliament.
All of those who are on record as supporting the Chagossians will be added to a list on our website.
Our own Clency has been hard at work targetting PPCs for some time now - but it's always best to get local people to contact their budding elected representatives.
Below are some instructions on how to lobby your candidates - once you have a positive response, please report it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To lobby your MP or candidate, just do the following:
1. Find out your constituency by entering your postcode into the UK Parliament’s Find Your MP page or http://www.facebook.com/l/4b05a;TheyWorkForYou.com.
2. Find out who is standing in your constituency via the UK Polling Report, Wikipedia, or Google websites.
3. Locate contact details for your candidates via Google (this will be easier for MPs seeking re-election).
4. Contact one or more candidate, asking them to commit to supporting the Chagossians’ right of return. (e.g. "Will you commit to supporting the restoration of the Chagos islanders' right to return during the next Parliament?").
If you have any difficulty with the above steps, please e-mail us with your name, postcode and/or constituency, and we will furnish you with contact details for the candidates in your area.
PS Don't hesitate to get in touch with comments, queries or suggestions!