March 15, 2016 | Jim Killock

Phone your MP and ask them to go to the IP Bill debate

Later today, MPs are debating the Investigatory Powers Bill in the House of Commons for the first time. The debate is expected at 12.45.


Can you call your MP's office now to ask them to go to the debate?

Call Parliament on +442072193000 and ask to be put through to their office giving your MP’s name.

Call your MP!

If you don't know who your MP is, type your postcode in on TheyWorkForYou to find out:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com

What to say
Remember you're far more likely to get to speak to a member of your MP's staff than your MP. Ask to speak to your MP and if they're unavailable, ask their staff member to pass on the message.

  1. Ask them to attend the debate
  2. Ask them to ask whether Internet Connection Records - the Home Office's proposal for getting Internet Service Providers to make a database of everyone's web browsing history - is really a secure, democratic and efficient way of detecting and investigating crimes
  3. Ask them to ask the Home Office minister to provide more than just an anecdotal case for bulk collection powers and Internet Connection records. We want to see costs and evidence.

Call your MP's office now

Call Parliament on +442072193000 and ask to be put through to their office giving your MP’s name.

Call your MP!

This is a big moment for surveillance in the UK. Let's make sure our MPs are asking the right questions.