Most people will be familiar with the work of an MP at Westminster, but what takes up most of my time is actually back up the road in the East end. I consider constituency casework to be the bread and butter of the job — helping people to solve problems they’re experiencing by advocating on their behalf and fighting their corner. The video below, recorded at the end of my first year in office, explains this in more depth and includes testimony from a handful of the people I’ve helped.
I deal with a whole range of issues, from housing matters, problems with benefits, and difficulties with asylum & immigration, to everyday concerns like potholes and street cleaning. Since being elected, my office has dealt with almost 8,000 constituent cases, opening dozens and resolving just as many more on a weekly basis
Due to parliamentary convention I can only deal with personal enquiries from my own constituents. If you’re not sure if I’m your local Member of Parliament, you can quickly check below using your postcode.
Ordinarily, I ask those who wish to speak with me in person to attend one of my regular help and advice surgeries. Unfortunately, these are currently unable to go ahead due to coronavirus restrictions.
As an alternative, I am offering telephone and video chat surgeries. I am still here to help, so please feel free to get in touch.