Stop hard Brexit - amend the bill

In the next few weeks, MPs will be voting on amendments to the EU withdrawal bill.

The Government's majority is wafer thin - and if MPs from all parties work together, there's a real chance we can defeat them and at the very least, stop them from pursuing a hard Brexit.

That's why we're asking you to contact your MP and ask them to support four amendments (you can find out more about the amendments below).

Your support will make a huge difference and persuade the MPs we need to back our amendments.

Contact your MP

If you aren't sure who your MP is, you can use the free service provided by the House of Commons to find them in a few clicks.

All you need is your postcode - and the letter to your MP will still be here when you get back!

Find your MP

Copy & paste this text into a letter or email to your MP

Dear MP,

When people voted in the EU referendum last year, little was known about what a future deal with the European Union would look like.

16 months on, it is now very unlikely that any deal will be able to provide the same easy terms of trade and commerce with our most prosperous neighbour.

This is why I believe you, as my MP, should have a meaningful vote on the deal struck with the EU and why everyone in the country should also then be entitled to a Vote on the Deal.

I urge you therefore, by November 9th, to add your name to four amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

• Amendment 7: ensures that Parliament has a vote on the Deal. This is an amendment tabled by Conservative MP Dominic Grieve. It has cross-party support.

• Amendment 120: provides for a referendum on the Deal before we leave the EU.

• Amendment 124: ensures that any deal negotiated by the Government must keep Britain in the Single Market.

• Amendment 131: preserves the rights of EU Citizens after Brexit.

I also want the Government to provide a guarantee that, whatever happens, EU citizens in the UK will be protected after Brexit and that we will stay in the Single Market. This is why I want you to sign amendment 124 and amendment 131 too.

I look forward to receiving confirmation that you have signed these amendments or your explanation if you are unable to or unwilling to.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

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Download the letter

Once you've found your MP, here's what you need to do.

If you're sending an email:

  1. Go to the Parliament website (parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/)
  2. Enter your postcode in the box marked "keywords"
  3. Copy your MPs email address and paste it into the to field of your email - or click the link to automatically open your email program.
  4. Copy, or download the text belowon the right and put the text in the body of the email.
  5. Add your MP's name in the first line and your signature at the bottom.
  6. Add your address to confirm you are a constituent of the MP.
  7. Add the subject line 'Amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill'
  8. Press send on your email.
  9. Then, sign up below for updates on the votes!

If you're sending a letter:

  1. Go to the Parliament website (parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/)
  2. Enter your postcode in the box marked "keywords"
  3. Copy your MP's address and paste it into your text editor
  4. Copy, or download the text belowon the right into a text editing programme - like Word.
  5. Add your MP's name in the first line and your signature at the bottom.
  6. Add your address to confirm you are a constituent of the MP.
  7. Print off your completed letter.
  8. Put the letter in an envelope, address the envelope and add a stamp.
  9. Post your letter.
  10. Then, sign up below for updates on the votes.

Find your MP

Make sure you know who you need to contact - find your MP here:

Find your MP

The Crucial Amendments - everything you need to know:

Amendment 7:

This amendment ensures that Parliament has a vote on the Deal. This is an amendment tabled by Conservative MP Dominic Grieve. It has cross-party support.

Amendment 120:

This amendment provides for a Referendum on the final Brexit Deal before we leave the European Union - with a chance to remain if it's a bad deal.

Amendment 124:

This amendment ensures that no deal the Government negotiates can take Britain out of the single market.

Amendment 131:

The amendment preserves the rights of EU Citizens after Brexit - something Theresa May still hasn't done.

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