Template letter to lobby your MP.
[YOUR ADDRESS LINE 1]
[ADDRESS LINE 2]
Dear [MP’S FULL NAME FOLLOWED BY ‘MP’, E.G. LUCIANA BERGER MP]
APPG on Tibet
As your local constituent, I am writing to you to express my deep concern about the situation in Tibet and the human rights violations that are being carried out under the Chinese occupation there.
Since 1950, China has occupied Tibet. The Foreign Commonwealth Office has reported on a multitude of human rights violations being perpetrated by the Chinese authorities against the people of Tibet. Tibetans are routinely subjected to human rights violations, including torture, arbitrary detentions, collective punishment, restrictions on freedom of religion, movement, association and assembly as well as curbs on their cultural rights. As my elected representative in the Houses of Parliament, I would like you ask that you raise concerns over the occupation of Tibet with ministers, particularly from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
I would also like to draw your attention to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Tibet, which has been working to raise awareness and coordinate parliamentary action on Tibet since 1986. The APPG was re-formed on 12 July 2017 following the recent parliamentary election and needs new MPs to join up. I would like to urge you to join the APPG and/or attend their meetings.
The UK cannot turn a blind eye to the clear and well documented violations that continue to be carried out by China. The Government needs to fulfil its obligations by sending a clear message that this is unacceptable, by calling for the end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
It would be greatly appreciated if you were able to meet with me to discuss this matter further at your earliest convenience. [DELETE/ALTER AS APPROPRIATE]
I look forward to receiving your reply.