Week 10: Tell your MP about #LBBill #107days

The #LBBill is an idea to change the law for disabled people so that they have more control over what happens in their lives. We need your help to achieve that.

So Week 10 of #107days is an action week and we’ve dedicated it to promoting the #LBBill to all the MPs (new and old) now in Westminster. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the #LBBill you can visit the Bill website here and read the full draft Bill here. As with everything #JusticeforLB it has been developed organically and collaboratively, gathering feedback from far and wide including hundreds of disabled people, family members and allies. You can watch a short film (6 mins) about the #LBBill, where it came from and why it’s important here:

We need to contact as many MPs as possible to make them aware of the #LBBill and ask for their support in the Private Member’s Ballot. You can write to your MP via the WriteToThem website (it’ll even tell you who your MP is if you’re not sure); you could also tweet your MP and ask them to pledge their support to the Bill. If you’re unsure of what to say, you could include any of the following:

Please tell your MP that you support the #JusticeforLB campign and that you’re asking them to support a Private Members Bill drafted by the campaign. Please also explain that supporters of the campaign have come together to draft a Bill which would promote and protect disabled people’s right to live in the community with choices equal to others and the support they need. It has become known as ‘LB Bill’ in memory of Connor Sparrowhawk (who was known as LB or Laughing Boy).

Your MP might like to know that the Bill is on its second draft and has had feedback from hundreds of disabled people, family members and allies. The Bill has mass support, as you can see on the campaign website https://lbbill.wordpress.com/supporters. It builds on existing legislation, including the Care Act 2014.

Sign off encouraging your MP to support this Bill and why not ask them to encourage their colleagues to do so. Also encourage them, if they are eligible for and successful in the Private Members Bill ballot, to sponsor the Bill. It would help us if you asked them to reply to let you know whether they support the Bill. It takes two minutes to pledge their support and they can do so here: http://eepurl.com/73mXX

Please add a comment to this post with your MP’s name (and their party and your constituency if you know it) once you’ve contacted them directly, this will help us keep track on how many MPs know about the Bill. If your MP replies and has any specific questions or wishes to discuss the #LBBill then they can email us at LBBillFeedback@gmail.com We look forward to the pledges of support flooding in.

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112 thoughts on “Week 10: Tell your MP about #LBBill #107days

  1. I have emailed Andrew Percy, Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole. He responded straight away asking for more information, which I gave him along with the link to the website.

    • He was one of the first MPs to get in touch with us actually Liz and he has the full draft, so great that he’ll see it’s important to more of his constituents. Thank you.

  2. I’m sure the wonderful people of Sheffield Central already have this in hand but many voices are louder: Paul Bloomfield (Labour) Sheffield Central – contact this morning. #JusticeforLB

  3. I can’t see my comment on here, so I’m adding it again. Friends have emailed David Rutley (Con), Macclesfield, and Alan Johnson (Lab), Hull West & Hessle. I have tweeted my MP, Diane Abbott, Lab, Hackney North.

  4. One of our members living in Erith and Thamesmead has emailed her MP Teresa Pearce. That’s all MPs in the Borough of Greenwich contacted 🙂

  5. Just emailed Luciana Berger Liverpool Wavertree, Steve Rotherham Liverpool Walton and Stephen Twigg Liverpool West Derby

  6. Pingback: Week 11: Raising awareness #LBBill… the story so far #107days | #107days

  7. Tweeted and emailed Keir Starmer MP (Holborn & St Pancras) today 1 June. As many others have emailed Caroline Lucas MP and Natalie Bennett when Natalie was running as the Green Party candidate for Holborn & St Pancras. Got a positive response from all of them.

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