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robwinton


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Post: #1
15-02-2008 03:16 PM

This site has already proved its worth in getting lots of us writing to the Mayor, Southern, Transport for London, and others for matters directly affecting us.

Maybe others out there would be inclined to also write to the Home Secretary to fight other injustices? Maybe this thread could be used to bring some to our attention?

This particular request has nothing to do with SE23, but maybe you too would feel moved to help this family.

A young girl, aged 2, who is British but was born abroad to a British father but non-British mother who thus has no automatic right to residency, is being refused the opportunity to live here as they had always planned. Her mother's visa application has been refused for the fact that her British husband, and the baby's father, had the temerity to die of a sudden heart-attack aged 31 before moving back.

[full story here on Dave Gorman's excellent blog]

You are urged to write a short note to the Home Secretary or the family's MP to urge them to reconsider.

Thanks

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BarCar


Posts: 294
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #2
15-02-2008 04:48 PM

robwinton wrote:
You are urged to write a short note to the Home Secretary or the family's MP to urge them to reconsider.

It's often better practice to write to your own MP and explicitly ask them to raise the matter with the minister concerned. See here.

Ministers tend to take notice when they get the same issue from lots of MPs rather than lots of plebs.

You can easily contact your MP (and councillors/MLAs/MEPs) at http://www.writetothem.com/.

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robwinton


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Post: #3
15-02-2008 04:57 PM

good point. I considered that, but assumed that there may be a reason we were asked to contact their MP (maybe collecting signatures).

Whatever we do is better than nothing I guess

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