How it Works
Email Parliament is an online lobbying system that allows organisations to mobilise their member and supporter base, and encourage their members to communicate directly with elected members. Email Parliament is designed to get your members and supporters involved at every level of politics.
The Email Parliament application provides users with direct access to the following elected members:
- MP (Member of Parliament): The UK is currently divided into 650 areas called parliamentary constituencies, each of which is represented by one Member of Parliament in the House of Commons.
- MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament): Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) (Ball Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPA) in Gaelic, is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament.
- WAM (Welsh Assembly Member): In general elections for the National Assembly for Wales, each voter has two votes in a mixed member system. The first vote is for a candidate to become the Assembly Member for the voter’s constituency, elected by the first past the post system. The second vote is for a regional closed party list of candidates.
- MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly): Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are elected by, and represent the people of, Northern Ireland. MLAs pass laws and examine policy on transferred matters like health, education, the environment, social work and housing. They scrutinise the work of Ministers and hold Departments to account.
- GLA (Greater London Authority): The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a top-tier administrative body for Greater London, England. It consists of a directly elected executive Mayor of London, currently Sadiq Khan, and an elected 25-member London Assembly with scrutiny powers. The authority was established in 2000, following a local referendum, and derives most of its powers from the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and the Greater London Authority Act 2007.
- Local Councillors: Councils are made up of members, called councillors, who together represent the people in their jurisdiction. Councillors who are committee chairs or portfolio holders have more specialised roles in promoting particular policies, representing the council while at the same time working with other agencies to tackle issues such as housing, social services, schools, the environment and transport.
Setting up the system on your web site couldn’t be easier! The code required for either an MP or elected members campaign, is available in the Email Parliament administration system. Simply copy and paste it onto your web site page and it will display as follows:
The Email Parliament system uses current public domain contact information for key legislators. This information is combined with public domain geographical boundary data, and consolidated through a web based interface which allows users to easily email members of either House.
Each Email Parliament account comes with a secure login which provides access to a web based administrative area, where you can manage your account, campaign pushes, and data.