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How MN users informed House of Commons debates last year

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RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 13-Jan-20 14:23:00


As some of you will know, occasionally we pop up with messages from the House of Commons' engagement team asking for your views on certain topics, so that MPs can read and refer to your thoughts when they hold debates.

The engagement team has put together this summary of some of the debates you contributed to last year, together with some updates on what happened after the debates had ended.

Hope you find it interesting - we're sure there will be more requests for your thoughts throughout 2020!


Stronger2020 Mon 13-Jan-20 14:26:19

This is brilliant! 👏🏻

Nomorelaundry Mon 13-Jan-20 14:41:55

Wow thank you for this. It's great.

AutumnCrow Mon 13-Jan-20 14:51:42

Thank you @RowanMumsnet, I'm marking this to read properly later.

palomapear Mon 13-Jan-20 16:08:01

This is brilliant!

Now when I'm reading Mumsnet I can say I'm doing important government work

tobee Mon 13-Jan-20 16:28:58

But that doesn't look anything like me! grin

NeverTwerkNaked Mon 13-Jan-20 17:55:56

@palomapear grin

OhHolyJesus Mon 13-Jan-20 18:38:41

This is fab!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 13-Jan-20 19:21:03

That’s brilliant!

Hassled Mon 13-Jan-20 21:54:15

That's really great - thank you for sharing

Footle Tue 14-Jan-20 09:32:09

Thanks , MN

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Jan-20 10:06:36


This is brilliant!

Now when I'm reading Mumsnet I can say I'm doing important government work


Thanks for the lovely responses !

WomanDaresTo Tue 14-Jan-20 16:05:27

Very good! Mumsnet is so important as a place for political activism - I lurched on here for jogging tips then re-emerged as an extremely effective women's rights campaigner.

Dare we also add the work we did on the Mumsnet originated campaign We Can't Consent to This which led to these speeches in parliament by Harriet Harman, Mark Garnier and Victoria Atkins on the horror of claimed "rough sex" defences

(And a commitment from party leaders to support law change)

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Jan-20 16:37:01

Oh @WomanDaresTo we've been watching and admiring - really important stuff and brilliantly executed, well done <applause>

WomanDaresTo Tue 14-Jan-20 16:52:30


Thank you all for making the space for this - it's brilliant!

Nikhedonia Tue 14-Jan-20 23:53:41

* Now when I'm reading Mumsnet I can say I'm doing important government work*


SlightlyWizened Wed 15-Jan-20 17:17:04


MissPoldark Wed 15-Jan-20 23:39:47

Fantastic, will look forward to more opportunities to contribute.

CheshireSplat Thu 16-Jan-20 08:19:55

Now when I'm reading Mumsnet I can say I'm doing important government work.


Great to hear this feedback. It's awesome that this happens.

HalloumiGus Thu 16-Jan-20 08:39:02

Great to see!

Wigeon Thu 16-Jan-20 21:18:40

Wow, great document! Thanks to HoC staff for putting it together.

ArabellaDoreenFig Fri 17-Jan-20 18:34:28

And yet over on the webchats we are being dictated to about what topics we may or may not post questions about.

And when I posted this very reasonable question :

Is dictating what your site users can and cannot ask about a good idea?

Is that in the spirit of mumsnet?

You deleted it @MNHQ

Is that transparent and open? Because it looks like you are pushing your own agendas.

turnedabout Sat 18-Jan-20 03:53:30

Hmmm I recall there was a recent thread asking for opinions and experiences of child benefit rules, I thought it would have featured in this report too - why is it not there MNHQ?

Sunkisses Sat 18-Jan-20 14:29:28

This is amazing. Thanks to the Commons staff for producing it and to MNHQ for sharing

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