I think an MP should be easily contactable and personally interested in constituents’ views and problems.
I wrote a daily diary piece seven days a week all year setting out my views and actions on national matters, and often a second piece on local issues where I was involved or urging the Council to take action. I encouraged constituents to logon and write back if they wished.
I provided an email answering and problem handling service seven days a week 51 weeks a year myself, with the other week covered during the working week by my staff.
I participated in more debates and votes than the average MP, and made sure I was always in Westminster when there was business on that mattered to my constituents. I did not undertake any foreign trips when Parliament was in session.
I held regular surgeries with appointment times that suited my constituents.
I kept my office costs charged to the taxpayer to well below the average MP office costs, by doing more of the work myself.
Published and promoted by Fraser Mc Farland on behalf of John Redwood, both at 30 Rose Street Wokingham RG40 1XU