UK: Tracking contacts with MPs to endorse The Manchester Declaration

Great to hear Clare @Portsmouth_Repair_Ca, and thanks for following-up @Alison_Buckland.
We’re also waiting to hear from @Alexandra_Mates in Oxford and @Anne_Carlos from West Fleetwood, who are due to meet with their MPs very soon :hammer_and_wrench::crossed_fingers:t4:

Meanwhile we’re now at over 45 community repair groups which have signed the Declaration, and we’re reaching out to new signers asking them to contact their MPs as well

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Thanks @ugo. I’m meeting Anneliese Dodds on the 27th August - fingers crossed! I still need to do my homework!

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I don’t agree with the first sentence of the letter!
The problem with the recycling policy is that local government already has too much freedom and have no correlation between them.
Then, if it was done it properly they should be making money and not requiring ongoing funding.

Hi everyone, happy to report that Stephen Morgan MP for Portmouth South just endorsed the Manchester Declaration - thanks to a visit by Clare from @Portsmouth_Repair_Ca - well done!


Hi everyone, Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood just signed the Declaration - well done @Anne_Carlos and everyone at West Fleetwood computer clinic! Looking forward to new endorsements in the next few days…


How did your meeting with Anneliese Dodds go @Alexandra_Mates? :slight_smile:

Brilliant! He’s also up for doing a display in the window of his constituency office, or items that we struggle to repair due to the points raised in the Declaration. Any suggestions of the worst offenders, and any stats to link to them, appreciated.


@james fortunately Anneliese was called in London on the 27th… her secretary said she would get back to me with a different date, I also sent a follow up email, and I’m still waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed!

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Ah that’s a shame @Alexandra_Mates! I imagine she has other priorities at the moment, but let’s hope her staff gets back to you soon :crossed_fingers:

Great tweet by Anneliese Dodds endorsing the Manchester Declaration and #RightToRepair - well done @Alexandra_Mates!


Thanks @ugo! She’s great. I’ve uploaded the doc I took with us, in case it would be useful. I included a brief history of the right to repair movement too, which I enjoyed researching!

Anneliese Dodds MP - Manchester Declaration meeting agenda.pdf (437.4 KB)


I received an email from Meg’s staff, below, please advise on further correspondence.
Dear Alison Buckland

Thank you for your further email regarding the Restart Project.

Regarding your request for Meg to email, could you let us know how this would be used and what exactly you require from Meg?

We were informed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy about the transfer and Meg is now awaiting a response from DEFRA which she will then pass on to you.

Hi @Alison_Buckland,

Thanks for the update - this is how I would respond to Meg’s staff:

The email would be to confirm that Meg Hillier is happy to endorse the Manchester Declaration. Following her confirmation, we would add her name to the list of 6 other MPs who’ve already endorsed it.

Hopefully she’ll agree to it!

I sent your draft but haven’t received anything back as yet, and I guess she hasn’t signed the declaration yet either, shame.