Write to the Candidates

Please take a moment to write to the candidates to ask them to Vote Libraries.

It's easy to let your parliamentary candidates know how central their support for libraries is this election. Please take a moment to send them a message to let them know how important your libraries are to you and your community. It’s quick, free and easy to use WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk to send your message today. 

Please take a moment to write to your parliamentary candidates to ask them to #votelibraries

We’ve created the following example for you to use as inspiration. Please feel free to cut, paste and modify it for your constituency.

I am writing today to encourage you to clearly demonstrate your support for libraries as you stand for election. I believe that libraries transcend political parties and politics and that our librarians need stable funding to do their life-changing work well. I intend to #VoteLibraries this December.

My preferred candidate is the person who is committed to supporting: 

  • Increased financial support to Local Government for libraries, supporting the Local Government Association call for a fair and sustainable funding settlement;
  • A long-term improvement in funding to schools, colleges and Universities, enabling learning providers to invest in their library and information professional workforce;
  • Improve funding and policy for prisons, ensuring that they address prisoner education through libraries alongside the traditional ‘crime and punishment’ agenda of Government;
  • Fair and sustainable funding to the Devolved Nations to ensure that devolved powers are matched by greater fiscal autonomy and sufficient resources;
  • Increased funding to Health Education England (HEE) to implement the findings of the independent Topol Review, including increasing the library and knowledge specialist workforce.

I would appreciate your reply and look forward to hearing about your position on libraries. 

Thank you. 

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