Writing a Persuasive Letter

Resources for writing to an MP, MSP or AM
Persuasive Writing

Writing a letter to a political representative helps make English 'real' by linking it to a relevant and meaningful situation, a challenge highlighted by Ofsted in Moving English Forwards (2011). This resource encourages students to write for a particular audience, context and purpose.


Giving pupils the opportunity to engage with their political representative is also an important part of Citizenship (England), ESDGC (Wales) and the Curriculum for Excellence (Scotland). Writing to an MP, MSP or AM about an issue they feel passionate about will help pupils to understand the role of political representatives and campaigning to bring about change.

The following guide will help pupils to write an effective letter.


See Oxfam's Calendar of Action and Learning for resources based around particular issues.

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