Monday, 2 June 2008
This is Steve Webb, Mp for Yate and LibDem spokesperson on the environment.
If you live in his constituency, here is how you can arrange to go and have a chat with him...
"Steve holds regular surgeries on Friday afternoons so that local people are able to contact him to raise concerns. To arrange an appointment, please contact Steve Webb MP, The Constituency Office, Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 5PP or call 01454 322100. Alternatively, e-mail Steve on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stevewebb.org.uk"
Why do I mention this? Well ten green bloggers had a meeting with Steve tonight and we came up with a scheme where people DOORSTEP YOUR MP (a nice piece of role reversal) to get them to vote the right way on the climate change bill - ie to vote for an 80% reduction not 60%.
In an era of NGO postcard campaigns (& a growing indifference to these in parliament) it would be amazing to harness instead the power of chat; the emotional impact of sitting with a series of people who care passionately about something wanting to argue their case and find out where you are on it.
If you'd like to get involved on the 'cooking up an amazing web supported campaign' level do drop me a line. Or if you would like to go straight to doorstepping your MP then track down yours on http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ I am trying to get a friend of mine to come and see Glenda Jackson. Not that I'm shy but he takes the gift of the gab to a different level :J