Now we’re well into the ‘pause’ the Lords have granted for the Lobbying Bill, it’s important we keep the pressure on. You can join the fight by coming to the Parliamentary meeting we’re organising or by meeting your MP locally.
A five week pause is a good breather, but it’s not long enough for us to sit back and relax. The Lobbying Bill returns again to committee stage with the Lords on December 16th. The stakes are high as ever – we need to make sure this bill doesn’t stop us campaigning for global justice.
Thanks to more than 5,000 of you who have already emailed the Lords with us on this: your efforts definitely helped win the pause we have. We can continue to influence the process by keeping the pressure on Lords and on MPs. MPs can influence the Government to make the changes to the Bill that we need, and if the Bill returns to the commons they will also have to vote on them.
What can you do?
Come to our event in Westminster on the 10th. You’ll have the chance to meet decision makers and tell them what campaigning means to you and why it’s so important. For more information and to book a place email email@example.com
Visit your MP
We’re working with a huge number of other organisations on this. 38 Degrees members are organising more local events with Members of Parliament, to discuss problems with the Lobbying Bill and build support for it to be changed.
You can join one of the meetings already arranged below, and find out about new meetings booked on Facebook. There's no need to book a place but it would be great if you could let us know if you'd like to attend a meeting.
If there are no meetings planned with your MP, they will have a regular surgery meeting time in their constituency. You’ll be able to find out when and where this is by visiting your MP’s website or by calling their office.
Friday 29th November, meeting with Mike Thornton MP in Eastleigh
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Pavilion on the Park
1 Kingfisher Road
Hampshire, SO50 9LH
Saturday 30th November, meeting with John Howell MP in Henley
11.00am – 1.00pm
The Christ Church Centre
46 Reading Road
Oxon, RG9 1AG
Thursday 12th December, meeting with Neil Carmichael MP in Stroud
7.15pm – 9.45pm
The Old Town Hall
Gloucester, GL5 1AP
If you have any questions, please get in touch.