The UK Government regularly asks citizens to respond to their plans on a whole range of issues. Here you can find out more about the consultations that we're responding to and find out how you can respond personally.

Your MP isn’t the only way you can make your views heard to government. Periodically, when the government is planning a new policy or law, the relevant department might run a consultation, or call for views. 

Parliamentary committees also run consultations and seek views from people and organisations. These committees are made up of MPs or peers (members of the House of Lords) and they hold the government to account by asking questions and writing reports on key issues. You can keep track of these inquiries via: www​.par​lia​ment​.uk/​b​u​s​iness

The Evangelical Alliance’s advocacy team regularly submits consultation responses on behalf of UK evangelicals, particularly on issues which impact Christians. Why not become a member of the Evangelical Alliance and add your voice to thousands of others when we represent you and other evangelicals to parliament and the media? Join us here.

All five of the points made on writing to your MP also applies to consultations. But here are three additional tips:

  • Answer the questions. Consultations normally ask some specific questions about an issue. Make sure your answer is clearly relevant to the question being asked — this means it has a greater chance of being read.
  • Write when you have something to say. While you should answer the questions where you know something relevant about them, don’t feel under pressure to answer every question that is being asked — it’s not an exam! Don’t answer for the sake of answering; answer because you have an answer to give that will be valuable.
  • Follow the guidance. Most consultations will give some instructions on word limit, formatting and deadline for submitting a response. Again, following these instructions makes it more likely that your response will get read.