The Rachel Maclean Column
I GOT into politics because I wanted to help people, and despite all of the noise and distractions, I quietly get on with my job of representing constituents to the best of my ability.
I receive hundreds of emails every day from policy questions to constituents contacting me in their time of need.
Whilst I never promise my intervention will achieve the outcome they want, my team and I work flat out to do everything we can to help.
Two of the issues people have needed a lot of help with recently are with the DVLA and the Passport Office.
I’m pleased to say that, after taking on many cases, my team and I have achieved some successful outcomes.
After weeks of unacceptable delays, constituents finally have their licences and passports back.
I know people are really looking forward to long-awaited holidays or trips, seeing family and friends again or travelling for work purposes.
I am also acutely aware of the pressures families are facing right now as energy and food prices continue to rise.
This is a very difficult time and that is why I am continuing to add my voice to the ongoing debates taking place in Government.
From my discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, I know he is taking the struggles families face very seriously, and it is right that all options remain on the table.
It’s always been my intention to be as accessible as possible which is why I hold regular surgeries.
If you would like to meet with me then please email: email@example.com or call my office on 01527 591334.
If you are not able to travel to the town centre to meet me please book a virtual surgery or look out for my well-advertised surgeries in The Lenches, Inkberrow, Hanbury, as well as Astwood Bank.
I am always here to help and to listen.
Rachel Maclean MP