New online tool makes it easier to lobby MPs ahead of crucial Brexit vote

PUBLISHED: 00:00 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:32 07 December 2018

A rally before a Stop Brexit march outside the Conservative party conference. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

A rally before a Stop Brexit march outside the Conservative party conference. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

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An online tool has been created to make it easy for the “digital generation” to urge their MP to vote against Brexit.

The Exit Brexit tool locates users’ MPs from their address details and generates a letter of objection, which it then sends to parliamentarians at the click of a button.

It was created amid concern older people, who were found to have favoured Brexit more than younger voters, are more likely to write to their MP urging them to back Theresa May’s deal in the crunch vote.

The tool, created by Glasgow-based digital product studio, Neu.

Product manager Richard Phillips-Kerr said: “The government and party whips are compelling MPs to vote ‘on behalf of their constituents’ when considering the PM’s deal.

“That gave us the idea for Exit Brexit. We wanted to give constituents a really simple vehicle to directly express their anger and dissatisfaction.

“The digital generation are less likely to contact their MPs in traditional ways like writing a letter or during constituency sessions.

“We built exitbrex.it to be the quickest and easiest way for people to let their MP know how they feel about Brexit.”

Emails will be sent to the MPs direct from the sender’s email address - not from a server.

To find out more visit the Exit from Brexit website.

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