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AEP General Election Toolkit


The General Election on Thursday 4th July 2024 presents an opportunity for AEP members to influence change and ensure the new government prioritise children and young people and recognise the key role of Educational Psychologists (EPs).

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This is a crucial moment to promote the AEPs key issues with Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs). Meeting or engaging with candidates during the campaigning period is a key opportunity to educate and inform them about the role of EPs, at a time when the workforce is under increasing pressure.

Early engagement also encourages these new politicians to become future advocates for the AEP in Parliament, and further raise the profile of EPs and the rights of children and young people if elected.

What you can do in the run-up to the General Election:
Contact your local candidates and ask them to support the AEP’s calls for action - help to spread the message and educate the new intake of Members of Parliament.

We’ve created this toolkit to support you to engage with PPCs, which provides:
• Guidance on identifying and contacting your local candidates;
• A template email to edit and send;
• Advice on setting up a meeting with local candidates;
• A template press release and letter to the editor to publicise your meeting in the local press.

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