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.