Our e-action – an update on numbers
Exactly 10 days ago we launched a joint e-action with the RSPB and Hen Harrier Action on Hen Harrier Day. Your response has been incredible – over 55,000 e-action messages have been sent to elected politicians across the UK.
This e-action will close at midnight on 31 August and we are wondering how high the numbers can reach. Please tell your friends about it and turn to the person closest to you right now and see whether they will sign up, please.
All MPs in England have heard from their constituents with the sole possible exception of Julian Lewis in New Forest East who doesn’t have an email address!
The leading England constituencies for this e-action look like a familiar list to those who have campaigned on environmental matters: Here are the top 20 constituencies colour-coded by the party (Conservative, Labour, LibDem or Green) of the sitting MP.
Derbyshire Dales, 136 e-actions
High Peak, 135 e-actions
Coastal Suffolk, 131 e-actions
Sheffield Hallam, 131 e-actions
Central Devon, 125 e-actions
Isle of Wight, 121 e-actions
Somerton and Frome, 119 e-actions
Wells, 119 e-actions
Thirsk and Malton, 114 e-actions
Bristol West, 114 e-actions
Totnes, 114 e-actions
Skipton and Ripon, 110 e-actions
South Cambridgeshire, 109 e-actions
Brighton Pavilion, 108 e-actions
West Dorset, 108 e-actions
Calder Valley, 106 e-actions
Southeast Cambridgeshire, 106 e-actions
Keighley, 105 e-actions
Westmorland and Lonsdale, 103 e-actions
South Norfolk, 99 e-actions
A good mixture of constituencies with high support in some grouse shooting areas. Nice to see Therese Coffey MP being reminded by her constituents that she should have done more on this subject when she was a DEFRA minister. The number of Conservative seats in this list should bring home to individual MPs that this is an issue for them and their government is expected to take more action on raptor persecution and unsustainable grouse moor management.
We will provide further updates here for other parts of the UK, on overall numbers and information on how you can make sure that your MP (or other elected politician) does take notice of your views on this subject.
And please ask your friends to add their voices to this e-action – here is the link.