One way that you can actively support the Lambeth Strike is to write to your local MP. The approach you take with this depends on your interest and where you live; generally you should only contact your own MP.
- If you live in Lambeth, you should write to either Chuka Umunna (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate Hoey (email@example.com), depending on who is your MP and state your concern over the impact that the dispute is having. You could ask them to contact Mark Silverman (firstname.lastname@example.org), the college principal; Bev Jullien (Bev.Jullien@lsbu.ac.uk) , the chair of the governors and the Association of Colleges highlighting the need for the dispute to be resolved. You may also want to attend their surgeries, for Streatham constituents, details of Chuka Umunna’s surgeries are here: http://www.chuka.org.uk/contact-me/ , while Vauxhall constituents can find details of how to book an appointment with Kate Hoey here: http://www.katehoey.com/surgeries.aspx
- If you live outside Lambeth, then you should write to your own local MP (find contact details here: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/) and ask them to contact the MPs from Lambeth as well as the college principal, chair of governors and the Association of Colleges.
We have produced a template letter that you could use to help you write to your MP, however it is far more effective if you personalise the content. MPs often disregard campaigns where they receive several copied-and-pasted emails (more on this here).