Close The Gap Campaign – URGENT Action Required – Contact Your MP

Pic: Sally BridgeCWU’s lead officer on the Close The Gap Campaign, assistant secretary Sally Bridge; asks all members to contact their MP about an upcoming Early Day Motion (EDM) which will be timetabled for debate in Parliament:

As part of Phase 2 of Close The Gap Campaign where the CWU continues to build political awareness an Early Day Motion (EDM) No 833 has now been put down by Hugh Gaffney MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill:

Please click on the link which will take you to the EDM:


You can see the list of MPs supporting the EDM and signing it. Please note that Cabinet members and shadow cabinet are not allowed to sign EDMs.

Branches should use the model letters to write to their MP, irrespective of party, asking them to support the EDM and where possible Manpower members should seek a meeting with their MP to discuss how they can lend their support:

Letter To MP Version 1Letter To MP Version 2

Letter To MP Version 3Letter To MP Version 4

Alternatively, Branches and members can tweet their MP asking them if they are prepared to support the EDM using the hashtag #CloseTheGap

Sally’s latest video message on the issue of the EDM can be watched on the CWU Facebook page, here

Source: CWU

Posted: 1st February 2018

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