A Virtual Visit is a visit to an MP’s surgery conducted online, for example via video call, where constituents can speak directly with their MP to raise concerns and discuss local and national issues.
We are organising Virtual Visits across the UK to encourage as many MPs as possible to back and promote the Local Electricity Bill. MPs can state their support for the Bill – we now have over 200 who have done so – and there is also much more that they can do to help ensure it becomes law.
A quick reminder: Power for People is campaigning for a rapid transition to 100% clean energy that benefits local communities. The Local Electricity Bill, if made law, would empower community energy groups across the country to sell their clean electricity directly to local people, strengthening local economies and tackling climate change simultaneously. Please visit the campaign page to find out more.
Our experienced campaigners will support and guide you through the process of organising a Virtual Visit with your MP or help you join one being organised by others in your constituency. Our briefing will ensure that you feel confident and prepared and we can also talk with you on the phone before the visit takes place.
Remember, MPs are elected to represent the interests of their constituency so it’s important that we engage them and let them know our thoughts. This is one of the most impactful actions that can be taken to address the climate crisis.