I’m often asked what the best part about being an MP is, that’s easy, helping my constituents. As you can imagine I receive hundreds of letters and emails every day from constituents asking me to vote a certain way on a key vote and asking what my view is on a certain subject. But, many constituents get in touch with me in their time of need when they need help. Whether it is an issue with housing, benefits or their NHS treatment to name just a few, I will always do what I can to help. It doesn’t matter if you voted for me or not, I am your MP and I am always here to help.
Although I will always do what I can to help, and will exhaust any avenue and tool available to me, I can’t always promise that I can get you the answer or the outcome that you want. It would be wrong of me to do so. That doesn’t mean I won’t do everything I can to help.
One of the best feelings in this job is hearing back from constituents when my intervention has resolved their issue or got them the outcome they desperately wanted. From resolving a benefit issue, to helping a young mum find a safe home, to working with the police, local councillors and residents in Feckenham to tackle speeding in the village, to supporting the Redi Centre in their quest for a 10-year lease – this is why I tell my friends and family that I have the best job in the world.
Although Parliament finishes its sitting next week for the Summer, this doesn’t mean I stop working, far from it. It gives me more of an opportunity to spend time in the local community which is my favourite part of the job!