Access? Our MPs wouldn’t put up with demands made on us
Open letter to local MP Andrew Miller
I would be grateful if you would please let me know whether I am able to access your services as my Member of Parliament in the following circumstances:
• House calls to discuss local issues when I feel I cannot get to your office.
• Telephone consultations on matters of urgency (such as when to call an election) at times to suit me when you are open.
• Your office to be open and staffed from 8am-6.30pm every weekday.
• A surgery open every Saturday at your local office and staffed by yourself or another MP – not one of your assistants and not at a school or library or community centre.
• Every telephone call to be answered and the lines never to be engaged.
• Access to you personally within 48 hours whenever I feel like it.
• A detailed written prescription for any political issue that happens to be bothering me at the time, whether real or imagined.
• A survey conducted every year on how well you have worked for me and any changes instituted, whether a majority of those surveyed want it or not.
• Someone available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to discuss any political issues when your office is closed, paid for by a deduction from your remuneration as an MP.
From Alan Moore, practice manager, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire