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EDM - Preconception Care Strategy - Write to your MP

Children’s Alliance are currently calling for a Preconception Care Strategy to benefit parents, children and the wider society. We are delighted to tell you that our Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled in the House of Commons by Siobhain McDonagh MP. You can read it here - https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/60537.

To be successful this EDM needs supportive signatures from as many MPs as possible. You can help with that by contacting your own MP (the MP who represents the constituency in which you live).

Either write to them at the House of Commons

Name of MP
House of Commons
London SW1A OAA

Email them at the House

Google the contact information at the House of Commons for (name of MP) using the suggested text below. Please feel free to include any relevant personal information.

Dear (name of MP)

I am writing as your constituent, to ask if you will sign Early Day Motion 816: Preconception Care Strategy, tabled by Siobhain McDonagh MP? https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/60537

The premise of the Motion is that preconception preparation can address the transmission of disparities and inequalities across the generations to the ultimate benefit of parents, children and the wider society of which they are a part. What is urgently needed is for preconception care to be prioritised in policy content across every Government Department as part of a clearly defined national strategy, available for all and universally applicable, regardless of geographical location or family circumstance.

Such an approach makes sound health and economic sense over the life course and is supported by many leading academics and clinicians in the field as well as health, education and wellbeing professionals working locally and regionally with families. I do hope that you will register your support by signing and I look forward to hearing from you.

Your name + contact details

You may also wish to contact your MP in person

This is a most effective way to lobby them and they usually publish details of their constituency surgeries. Make an appointment in advance if this is required.

Please give me feedback on any and all approaches to MPs on this matter because I need to check progress. I can be contacted on helenrclark@ntlworld.com. For social media we add an image you can use to encourage others to support the EDM.

Let's make this initiative a success because we'll all benefit!