SIAA have recently written to new and returning MSPs to introduce ourselves as an organisation and take the opportunity to explain what independent advocacy is and the difference is can make in people’s lives. We have also been highlighting the key asks from our 2021 Manifesto that we published shortly before the election in May.

We would like to encourage you, our members, to write to the 8 MSPs in your constituency and region (you will have 1 constituency MSP and 7 regional MSPs). Building relationships with MSPs can be very helful in raising awareness about independent advocacy and gaining support for increasing resources for, and widening access to, independent advocacy. We know organisations are very busy just now so we’ve provided two things that we hope will make it easier and quicker for you to reach out to your MSPs;

  1. A template letter which you can modify with your organistion’s details, available below or via this downloadable Word document ‘MSP template letter for SIAA members 2021‘.
  2. An MSP database, compiled exclusively for members, to simplify gathering information about your local MSPs, including their email addresses.

You can access the database using the password: SIAAmembers2021

The database can be ‘filtered’, ‘grouped’ or ‘sorted’ using the bottons at the top left of the page, this will allow you to identify your constituency and regional MSPs and give you information about the following:

  • Email address – which can be copy and pasted out of the database
  • Political party
  • If they hold a particular Government or Party role e.g. Cabinet Secretary or spokesperson
  • Scottish Parliament committee membership
  • Direct link to Twitter profiles

You can let SIAA know if you have any questions about writing to your MSPs or have had any interesting responses by emailing Rhona or filling in the ‘Feedback and ideas‘ form.

MSP template letter for SIAA member

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