A letter from my MP
After an encouraging meeting with my MP, Jeremy Corbyn, at the Science Is Vital lobby and after him signing the Science Is Vital Early Day Motion 767, he also chose to write to me as well – the day before the Comprehensive Spending Review. What a lovely man indeed (though, honestly, I’m probably only feeling this way because he too agreed that science is vital).
For all of you who are interested, here’s what he wrote:
I just love the line that reads “….really hammered the message home to Government Ministers” because, for me, it reinforces my belief that the Science Is Vital campaign really did make a difference in the outcome for science funding in the CSR. I’m also assuming that the one constituent he writes of having met with is me.
I never expected to receive this letter and I am so very grateful that Jeremy took the time to write this. It just goes to show that our efforts writing to MPs are not always wasted gestures and should be taken with great seriousness in any quest to make our voices heard. MPs are people too, with their own opinions on all proposals and this should always be kept in mind because if people like us never write to them, how will they ever know if the nation feels the same as they do? By sitting back and watching proposals being introduced without kicking a fuss, we are effectively giving acceptance and will have less of a chance of successfully fighting them once they have been implemented. The Science Is Vital campaign has proved everyday-people can make a difference.