|Greg Hands is Top Tory for Constituency Work|
Local MP sees around 1,000 people at surgeries each year
Figures released this week by BBC London show that Greg Hands meets more constituents at his surgeries than any other Conservative MP. Around 1,000 local people are seen each year at his weekly constituency surgeries.
Although MPs with so-called "safe seats" are sometimes accused of doing less work in their constituencies, this clearly doesn't apply to the Chelsea & Fulham MP. He comes out on top for constituency work, despite having the largest percentage majority of any Conservative MP in London.
Mr Hands says: "I really value the weekly, face-to-face contact with local people. It’s all too easy for MPs to become trapped in the Westminster bubble. Surgeries are the best way to grasp the problems that exist and, often, to be able to help."
Since being first elected in 2005, he has held surgeries at numerous venues, and currently holds surgeries every Monday at either Fulham Methodist Church or Peter Jones store in Sloane Square. To make an appointment email Greg at: email@example.com or call 020 7219 5448.
He also sends out a weekly email bulletin, which has just had its 351st edition.
Mr Hands says: "Any constituent who is struggling with a particular problem to do with public services can make an appointment. I also take up casework in relation to private sector companies and operators.
" Whatever the problem, my mission is to solve it, or, at the very least, to get my constituent an answer. I became a Government Minister last year, but I’ve continued to keep up my weekly surgeries. I look forward to holding many more."
November 22, 2012