If you do not have time for detailed research, why not start with some Top Tip guidance. The following is a link to an article ‘How to lobby government effectively’, published in The Times (Nov 2008); go to http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/management/article5083680.ece
There are various tool kits available on the web, and whether or not they specifically relate to disability issues, the lobbying framework remains the same.
The following are a selection of ones we have identified.
- Basic information on how to lobby parliaments:
- The TUC guide on how to lobby. To download the PDF, go to
At the House of Commons: If you are a disabled person, telephone the Serjeant-at-Arms’ office at the House of Commons, who will advise you of procedures for entering the building. Call Switchboard on 020 7219 3000 and ask to be put through to the Serjeant’s office.
The Serjeant’s office do allow some parking where it is required by disabled people, but individuals will need to verify this with the office.
It is usual for one of your MPs’ staff to accompany you once you enter the building. You will need to arrange this with your MP in advance.
Please notify your union if you have any special ambulatory needs or require any assistance.