As it stands, a decision to vaccinate boys is estimated to be made in 2017 at the earliest, with 2020 mooted as an implementation date. If this is right it would mean that, from now until then, around two million more boys in the United Kingdom will have missed out on vaccination and remain unprotected.
We are asking you to support us by writing to your local MP to drive the messages of HPV gender-neutral vaccination in the political agenda.
MPs can make confidential enquiries with officials or a government minister on our behalf. If they agree to support a cause you have raised with them, they may also choose to raise it publicly in the House of Commons through questions, debates, motions or amendments.
This is exactly what we need.
We have produced a template letter. Please feel free to use it and mail to your local MP.
Download: MP Letter Template HPV Vaccination (Word Document)
Contacting your local MP
You can contact your MP when you, or people living in your area, are affected by decisions made by the UK Parliament or by the government. MPs represent all the people in their local area, whether they vote for them or not.
You can use your postcode or a place name to search the ‘Find your MP’ service and find out the name of your MP and how to contact them.
Link: Find your MP
Writing is probably the best method, as it provides a written record that can be referred to later. You can:
- Write a letter to your MP at: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.
- Email them using the contact details in our Directory of MPs.
- Many MPs can be contacted through Twitter and other platforms. They may also run their own websites. These details can be found in the Directory of MPs where possible.
Remember: always include your own address when you write to your MP so that they will know you live in their constituency.
MPs receive a large amount of correspondence, so cannot always reply immediately. If you haven’t heard back from them after about two weeks, you should follow up your email or letter with a phone call, or make an appointment to go and see them at their local surgery.