We are thrilled to announce that we now have over 50% of female MPs in support of No More Page 3!!
As the campaign gains wider publicity more and more MPs are adding their names to our letter of support: 143 MPs have now signed, 22% of all MPs, 52% of female MPs and 13% of male. Recent signees include Debbie Abrahams (Labour), Margaret Curran (Labour), Jane Ellison (Conservative) and Jessica Morden (Labour).
We so appreciate the work of all our fantastic supporters who are making this happen!! It’s all because of YOU!!
If you have had a disappointing response from your local MP maybe now is the time to ask them again if they are happy that a national family newspaper includes soft porn, and whether they would like to add their names to our MPs letter http://nomorepage3.org/letter-to-the-editor-signed-by-mps/ along with the 143 of their fellow MPs who have signed so far? It does seem that MPs are beginning to realise that this is not a subject which is going to go away!
We need your help. Parliamentary protocol means that MPs should not respond to members of the public who do not reside in their constituencies. As much as Team NMP3 would like to write to all the MPs in the land we would not really expect a reply.
But as a constituent you can and should expect a response each and every time you contact your MP.
We have various MPs whom we would love to add to our letter, we just need to let them know of its existence and this is where you can help.
We would love it if you could drop your MP a quick email and ask if they support the campaign and wish to add their names to the MPs letter. Once they have replied then please pass on their views.
We have set up an email address that can offer support. firstname.lastname@example.org. We can let you know everything from who your MP actually is, have they signed, through to their contact email address. Contacting your MP is very easy. MPs who have not signed yet can be found here http://nomorepage3.wordpress.com/members-of-parliament-who-havent-signed-the-letter-yet/
There are various MPs we would REALLY like to ask for support.
These MPs have signed in support of Caroline Lucas’ Early Day Motion asking the House to stop stocking The Sun newspaper until it removes the Page 3 feature:
Bruce, Fiona - Congleton
Dobbin, Jim - Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank - Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim – Lewisham West and Penge
Flynn, Paul - Newport West
Howarth, George - Knowsley
Kaufman, Gerald - Manchester Gorton
Meale, Alan - Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M - Easington
Reid, Alan – Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Linda - Halifax
Robertson, John – Glasgow North West
Sheerman, Barry - Huddersfield
Watts, Dave - St Helens North
Wood, Mike - Batley and Spen
Surely they would love to add their names to our MPs letter if one of their constituents let them know of our MPs letter existence?
The Sun’s own survey shows Scotland as the region that dislikes Page 3 the most. Only 21% of Scottish people they surveyed wanted to keep it. Indeed the region of the country with some of our most supportive MPs is Scotland. Despite this we have zero MP support from The Scottish National Party (6 MPs). So if your MP is a SNP MP, can you drop them an email?
We have cross party support. Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Plaid Cymru, Green, SDLP, Respect, Sinn Fein, Alliance and an Independent all support our campaign. As stated we are missing support from the SNP but we are also missing support from The Democratic Unionist Party (8 MPs). So if you reside in Northern Ireland and you have a DUP MP then by all means get in contact. We would be very grateful.
Finally, just to note that our MPs letter is not only the place to add the names of support from MPs, but we would love to add the names of Lords, Councillors, Welsh Assembly members, MEPs, MSPs etc etc whom support the campaign.
Thanks for reading and hopefully you will get writing…… remember, they work for you! THANK YOU!!