Perhaps the MP for Guildford will stop promoting herself and start looking after the concerns of her constituents?
Or, perhaps she will leave it to her Waverley & Surrey County Council colleagues to do her job for them?
Oh dear! Guildford’s Hon Angela has dropped herself in heavy-duty dog doo by calling a Radio Presenter an ‘ARSE.’
The Waverley Web regularly receives messages from the constituents of Guildford & Cranleigh MP Angela Richardson who repeatedly ignores the very genuine concerns of the people she was elected to represent. Fortunately for us over here in Farnham, we don’t appear to have the same problem with our MP Jeremy Hunt.
The latest resident, who wishes not to be named as she may then never get a response, still awaits a reply… saying
“Always great to get a positive response from my MP?”
Thank you very much for your e-mail. This is to confirm that my office has received it and that we are working to solve your query.
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As Member of Parliament for Guildford, I can only make enquiries on behalf of constituents, so please make sure that you have provided your full name, address, and postcode.
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I want to be able to help wherever I can and as quickly as possible, so please make sure that before writing to me you have exhausted all other avenues of action.
If you are writing about a local issue, such as planning or local services, I would advise to write to your County or Borough councillors first, or the appropriate Council Department. You can find your County councillors here. To find your Guildford Borough councillors click here, or for your Waverley Borough councillors click here.
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With best wishes always,
Angela Richardson MP
Member of Parliament for Guildford
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3 thoughts on “MP Angela Richardson turns her back on her constituents yet again?”
It’s slightly better than one case I had as an MP. I chaired a group on fibromyalgia, and was approached by one of Gorge Galloway’s constituents, who said she’d written to him to ask if he could refer her to a support group, and had the reply:
“Dear Ms X,
Thank you for your support. I appreciate it.
Apparently he was notorious for it – neighbouring MPs said they had numerous people come to them because he never addressed anyone’s problems. He didn’t stand for re-election in that seat…
I always replied to everything personally, but with 100+ letters and emails a day it took a significant chunk of the day when arguably I should have been researching searching questions for the Government. The charm of the job is that it combines the chance to influence public policy affecting 70 million people with the chance to help individual constituents. I found that about half the issues could be resolved because my team and I knew the ropes – people just got lost in bureaucracy – and for years later people would stop me and say “You changed my life about X”, but the balance of national policy engagement and social work for constituents is hard to strike.
I am sorry to say – that I have no faith in our MP – I have seen her do nothing for this neck of the Woods and if she is, she is not telling anyone.
I think it is fairly simple we either wait for the next Election or see if a Vote of No Confidence could be raised???