Writing a Letter to a Member of Parliament or Politician

Key Elements in a Letter to a Politician

1) A clear opening that expresses your purpose for writing.

  • I am writing to express my concern about the lack of bike lanes downtown.
  • I am writing to request that the government increase the minimum wage.
  • I am writing [concerning/about] the lack of bike lanes downtown.
  • I would like to request that the government increase the minimum wage.

2) A statement on why this issue affects you or any personal experience you have with the issue. For example:

  • I ride my bicycle to work downtown every day. Because of the lack of bike lanes, I have to ride inches away from trucks and other vehicles in heavy traffic. This summer alone, I have had two accidents…
  • As a newcomer to Canada, I have had to work several low-paying jobs. I have worked at X, Y, and Z. As a father of three children, I can tell you that $11 an hour is not enough to support a family…

3) A request for action.

  • More bike lanes must be built in the downtown area.
  • The government needs to increase the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour.

4) A request a response.

  • I look forward to hearing from you soon.
  • I look forward to your reply.

Copyright Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com

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One comment on “Writing a Letter to a Member of Parliament or Politician

  1. I am by name JIBRIN ALIYU OTUKPO (Posted on 11-28-2015 at 07:16) Reply

    Are fisrt and formost i we like to said same thing about english yes of cours english is a good language becours your can,t forder education without english is a samething that your can n’t proud of it we had a proffesion in other courses bit we don having profesion in english in these cease i would like to saying your can proud with other subject but your can play with english

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