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What can your MP do for you?
Fri 22 January 2016, 08:30 – 10:30 GMT
MPs can assist businesses in a variety of ways, from making private enquiries on their behalf, to raising matters publicly in the House of Commons.
They might write to the relevant department or official, send a letter to the appropriate Minister or make a personal appointment to discuss the issue. Or they may decide to make the issue public by raising it in the House of Commons, where it will be officially recorded, and could potentially come to the attention of the press and public.
Businesses could also request that their MP speak at an event concerning the issue, pledge their support to a campaign or write to the local media on their behalf.
To help businesses understand their relationship with the local MP, Experts in Business FSB have organised a free event with our special guest speaker John Healey MP.