Due to strict parliamentary convention, I am only able to deal with the cases of those who live in the constituency. To check whether you live in the constituency, please enter your postcode in the search box on the homepage.
The best way to contact me is through post or e-mail. This avoids confusion or mistakes that can be made over the telephone, provides me with all the relevant documentation and gives me explicit permission to act on your behalf, ultimately meaning that cases are dealt with more quickly.
When writing, please ensure that you include all the information and documentation relevant to your case, as well as your full address, including postcode, and any applicable reference numbers. If you are writing on behalf of somebody else, please include a letter from them authorising you to act on their behalf. I am afraid this is necessary owing to data protection regulations.
Should you wish to meet me, I host surgeries by appointment at Portcullis House on Fridays. To enquire about the availability of an appointment, please submit a request in writing, either by post or e-mail, together with any supporting documentation or correspondence which helps to outline what you would like to discuss. As mentioned above, when you write in, please be sure to include your full name, your constituency address and contact details. Again, if writing on behalf of someone else you must provide a signed note from that individual which authorises you to act on their behalf.
Due to the high demand for appointments, together with my ministerial commitments, surgeries can be fully booked for some time in advance. Therefore, I must reserve appointments for serious matters over which I am able to exercise meaningful influence. In the majority of cases my parliamentary team and I will be able to address your case or resolve an issue through correspondence without the need to wait for an appointment. By the same measure, if a case is particularly urgent or complex, I will do my best to accommodate a meeting outside of my standard surgery times.