The Time is Now: Workshop 8 How to talk to your MP about climate change (re...

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Austin Williams Room (Vicarage)

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

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Get the Most from Meeting your MP

You’re set to meet with your MP at the mass lobby, now what?

Hope for the Future’s lobbying approach has been trialled and tested with over 100 MPs across the UK, and we have a 100% success rate in securing outcomes from MP meetings. Our one hour course will offer a step by step guide in getting your MP on side and securing tangible outcomes from your lobbying meeting in the afternoon. We’ll cover persuasion research, negotiation theory, influence techniques and so much more, with opportunities for questions and discussion. The workshop is suitable for seasoned campaigners, or those meeting their MP for the first time, and especially for those looking to build an ongoing dialogue with their MP on climate change.



This workshop will be led by Jo Musker-Sherwood, Director, and Julia Cushion, Training Manager of Hope for the Future

About Hope for the Future

HFTF was established after observing a lack of formal training available to help local campaigners work more effectively with politicians and policy makers. Over the last five years we have addressed this gap, growing into the UK’s leading training body in effective MP engagement on climate change. Registered as a charity in June 2017, we are the only organisation specifically researching and offering training in the art of building constructive politician-constituent relationships. In a context of growing political disillusionment and climate change inaction, our lobbying approach spans political and cultural boundaries, resulting in proven, tangible change.

To find out more about Hope for the Future go to www.hftf.org.uk.

Jo Musker-Sherwood, Hope for the Future Director

Jo's interest in climate change stems from her time volunteering in Peru and a year she spent working with asylum seekers and refugees. Together with campaigners and MPs from across the UK, Jo has been working over the last five years to research the best ways of communicating the urgency of the climate crisis with UK politicians. Jo lives in Sheffield close to the National Peak District which provides plenty of inspiration for her work.


Julia Cushion, Hope for the Future Training Manager

Julia is an MA Social Research student at the University of Sheffield, having studied an undergraduate degree in Combined Social Sciences at Durham University. She has been passionate about politics and climate change from a young age, but gained most of her knowledge about political engagement during a placement year with the UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service. Julia helped to deliver training about getting involved with Parliament as part of that role, and is excited to expand and improve this as HFTF’s Training Manager.

Please note this one hour workshop is a repeat of the workshop at 9.30am - if you want to attend the earlier workshop please book on the separate booking page for that one.

This event is supported by Quakers in Britain.

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Austin Williams Room (Vicarage)

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

London

WC2N 4JJ

United Kingdom

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