Each member of the UK has an elected Westminster MP, and Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also have their own Parliament and Assembly Members. There are several ways for you and your church to make contact and offer encouragement: commit to praying for your MP, write and let them know, and ask if they have specific requests, attend their surgery, invite them to your church for a service or to other activities during the week.
As a party member, you can vote on some party issues, join committees, participate in the formation of policy and share in the selection of candidates for election at local and national level. Ultimately you could be selected to contest an election!
Local councils have jurisdiction over education, social services, licensing and planning. Councillors are highly influential representatives in our communities.
Often at the time of a General Election there is a vast overload of information. We can be overwhelmed with leaflets, endless campaigning from message boards to twitter adverts to door-knocking from candidates and political parties.
There is far too much information to take in. Hustings provide an opportunity to cut to the chase and find out what candidates’ priorities would be if elected and what they really think about what matters to us.Read our hustings guide