How to write to your MP about disability hate crime

Hate crime happens in your town, and you can help tackle it. Meet with your MP or write to them and show why it’s so important to fight autism and learning disability hate crime.

Disability hate crime can happen anywhere in your town.

How to write to your MP

Writing to your MP is easy, and can help show them what issues are important to the people in their area. You can contact your MP in a few steps:

  1. Visit www.writetothem.com
  2. Search your postcode
  3. Click on your MP from the list
  4. Write your own message, or use our suggested text below, and send.

You can write your own message, or use our suggested text to tell your MP why it’s important to support #ImWithSam and work with us.

Suggested text for your letter

Copy and paste the text below into the message box, add the right information in the [square brackets] and delete anything that isn’t relevant to you.


Dear [name of your MP],

I am writing to you to express my concern about learning disability and autism hate crime and my support for the #ImWithSam campaign lead by Dimensions UK. I am concerned about learning disability and autism hate crime for these reasons:

  • 73% of people with a learning disability have experienced hate crime.
  • Learning disability and autism hate crime is under reported.
  • Victims experience problems with getting the right support from police and issues around being taken seriously as a reliable and credible witness.

[I have/Someone I know] has been personally affected by learning disability hate crime.

Dimensions and I need your support for the following proposals which are key objectives of the campaign. Please help to fight the injustice [I/others] are subject to on a daily basis.

[You can tell your story of hate crime here, if you want.]

Please help to fight the injustice I/others are subject to on a daily basis.

[You can tell your story of hate crime here, if you want.]

Show your support by visiting www.dimensions-uk.org and find out what you can do as a parliamentarian by contacting Andie via alexandra.gbedemah@dimensions-uk.org

Thank you

[First name] [Second name]
[Address 1]
[Address 2]
[Town]
[Postcode]
[Telephone number]
[Email]

[Supported to write this by XXX]


By getting in touch with your MP directly, you can show them that disability hate crime is an issue important to their constituents. You can even find their Twitter account and share #ImWithSam with them on social media.

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