MP is there for constituents
2:09pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in Letters
YOU can’t win with some people.
An Argus letter-writer contacted me twice. He received instantaneous, courteous and helpful replies. He refused to confirm whether he was a constituent of mine. His letter to the Argus confirms he is not. Your correspondent’s complaint arises from a lack of understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Newport councillors, Assembly Members and MPs. My office has a great record of keeping in touch by letter, phone, e-mail, face-to-face contact and, a rare event these days, public meetings. ‘Time to talk’ meetings have been called by me to discuss various subjects including pensions, Afghanistan, MPs’ expenses and Newport jobs. All have been well attended with lively exchanges of views. On Thursday, March 7, constituents are invited to another meeting at the civic centre at 7pm, to raise concerns about my responsibilities. As always, I will try to answer all questions.
Paul Flynn MP House of Commons