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Can I help you?

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.

What kind of things can I help with?

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 over 2,000 constituent cases, opening dozens and resolving just as many more on a weekly basis

Who can ask for help?

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.

What next?

If you want to speak with me in person, the easiest way to do so is by attending one of my regular help & advice surgeries. These are drop-in sessions at public venues throughout the East end where people can come to speak with me in confidence. My next few surgeries are listed below.

Parkhead Surgery

Parkhead Library
Friday 14th December 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
more details >

Parliament in the Pub in Carmyle

The Auld Boat House
Thursday 20th December 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
more details >

Easterhouse Surgery

Easterhouse Library
Friday 21st December 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
more details >

Find more upcoming surgeries

If none of these surgeries suit or if you have difficulty in attending for health or other reasons, then please get in touch for an alternative arrangement to be made.