There are just a few days left before the big vote in parliament. And before we dive into whatever last-minute chaos the next 48 hours brings, we just wanted to say thank to everyone who has supported us so far.
On Friday MPs will decide the fate of the Daylight Saving Bill. If they vote the right way, it’ll be the latest (and greatest) in a long line of victories powered by the Lighter Later community.
Their amazing lobbying efforts mean it’s all to play for, but we’re not there yet.
All around the country, the light-loving organisations of the coalition are beavering away, rallying their members and adding their unique expertise to local debates. In our offices in London and Edinburgh, meanwhile, we’re hammering the phones every day: wooing the waverers, talking to the media and charming MPs’ diary secretaries.
We’ve crunched the numbers and we’re very close to securing the 102 MPs that we need to win the crucial vote this Friday. It’s going to go right down to the wire.
One last push from you could get your MP in the chamber (they may well hav confirmed already!) for the all-important vote. Why not head over to our easy-peasy lobbying tool and check where your MP stands on this.
Or you can tweet your MP … lots of MPs are on twitter and it’s a great quick and direct way to get in touch.
Already contacted your MP in the last week? As long as you’re polite there’s nothing wrong with a friendly follow-up, even if it’s just to see which way your MP is currently leaning, and whether any specific issues are standing in the way of a ‘yes’ vote.
We know this approach works. Thanks to your efforts, scores of MPs have rescheduled appointments to be in parliament on the day, and are lobbying colleagues to do the same.
This is our moment. All those email, tweets, calls and column inches; all that energy and passion have been building up to this point.
Keeping everything crossed for Friday!