Get involved Campaign for change Getting in touch with your candidates Getting to know your candidates Once an election has been called you will have a number of candidates all looking to become your MP. Find out who your candidates are and all other official election information here - candidates' names will be confirmed by 16 November. You may be able to find additional information about candidates on the independent website Who Can I Vote For? Getting in touch with the candidates in your constituency Send them our vision for kinship care and ask them to pledge their support if they are elected to parliament. We've put together a draft email that may help you with this. You can find the numbers of children living in kinship care in this research paper - scroll to page 22 Give a brief outline of why kinship care is important to you – please feel free to outline your own experience if you feel comfortable doing so. Telling candidates why you feel so strongly about the campaign is a very powerful way of gaining their support. Things to bear in mind It is important to remain politically neutral in your campaigning. That isn’t to say you can’t have an opinion about the candidates standing for election but you should avoid favouring one candidate above another when you are talking about the campaign. Try to get in touch with all the main candidates. Any of the candidates might take on influential roles or become a future ally even if they don’t become your MP at this election.