This guide is a collaboration between Results UK and Craftivist Collective. It can be used by campaigners to help think differently about letter writing as a campaign action, and works as a practical guide on how to do letter-writing with a twist. We know that many MPs in the UK have been hard to get hold of during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we think that really personal messages are especially important given the challenging circumstances.

If you’d like to have a go, you can choose one of the international development campaign issues we are working on and combine with the tips given here on bringing your letter to life.

Before sending your letter, check that your chosen recipient is currently able to receive hand-written letters. If not, consider applying these tips to an email instead.