Has anyone had to contact their MP to resolve an issue?

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Found 15th Jul 2009
I am trying to find out how to do this in relation to a hospital appointment for an operation which is dragging on and on(since last August). Can anyone advise me the best way to contact my MP for this kind of thing?

I have been on writetothem.com, is that the best way to go?

Rep will be left for decent advice given.

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Depends of your MP, mines a complete waste of space and dose b&**%r all. . .

have you contacted your local NHS trust first,their formal complaints procedure would be best before contacting your MP

Original Poster

Thanks. I haven't spoken to the NHS Trust but my problem is basically I have been lied to, had broken promises and been misinformed and this has delayed my operation date, so I don't know if the NHS Trust would be the right way to go because if the delays I've already had. I need something sorted out asap really.

Go straight to your MP. As high up the chain as possible . My mate is an MP and he does indeed read and respond to writetotem.

Try your local library, ours have times and places where the local MP has open sessions.

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zulu303;5755057

Go straight to your MP. As high up the chain as possible . My mate is … Go straight to your MP. As high up the chain as possible . My mate is an MP and he does indeed read and respond to writetotem.



Thanks, do you know how quick he responds roughly?

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queenlush;5755075

Try your local library, ours have times and places where the local MP has … Try your local library, ours have times and places where the local MP has open sessions.



Thanks, will ring them.

Mine reads emails (via writetothem) and responds with a letter but never does enough to sort the issue out. They do get in touch with other parties but all you get back is pure government spin.

I would go with Boothy's NHS Trust suggestion first. I suppose it might depend on the seriousness of the operation though.

Original Poster

Thanks painkiller. But my main problem is to avoid further delays.

yes i have i found out our local mp and wrote to her about a housing issue she wrote back within a week
the housing said they had run out of funds to do our kitchen once our mp had wrote and i threatened getting in touch with an ombudsman they agreed to do the work

Original Poster

cool, thanks ed.

i did until i found out they were an oily bit of nasty work and since then have taken to abusing them via local media and twitter.
shame as they are stepping down so my fun must end soon

Happysteveo;5755094

Thanks, do you know how quick he responds roughly?



Not really matey. It depends on how busy the dude is building his Duck Island. Which MP do you need to contact? maybe my friend can help out.

Banned

I wrote to our local MP after our LEA were threatening closure of the spl needs unit. He came to the school, had his photo taken and made a statement to the press that he supported the school.

Lobbying the LEA with petitions and getting involved internally with LEA affairs (I was elected to the Council PDS committee) I managed to get (with help all round) the decision partially quashed.

In the last election leaflets came out, he used the photos taken at the school, including pictures of my child, in his manifesto, claiming "I saved a local school". The reality, was he did zero apart from get himself a photo opportunity and used the kids at the school to help him (not the other way round.)

He managed to claim for a second house ok, even though he claims to be local and Westminster being a 30 minute train journey away.

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zulu303;5756903

Not really matey. It depends on how busy the dude is building his Duck … Not really matey. It depends on how busy the dude is building his Duck Island. Which MP do you need to contact? maybe my friend can help out.



Thank you. Is name is Matthew Taylor. Thanks to queenlush I contacted the library and found out he has a clinic in town on Friday, so I might go along to see him as well.

I sent the email through writetothem.com earlier and had a reply saying they are going to look into what can be done. :thumbsup:

Sloth/Mod

I wouldn't write to my local MP..........i seriously doubt he can read. lol

Original Poster

thanks guv. My MP has a decent rep round here so hopefully he'll be a bit more sincere than yours was.

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Syzable;5757197

I wouldn't write to my local MP..........i seriously doubt he can read. … I wouldn't write to my local MP..........i seriously doubt he can read. lol


:-D

Our MP holds a "surgery" every month where people go in and speak to them.... look up the number and give them a call x

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ClarityofMind;5757709

Our MP holds a "surgery" every month where people go in and speak to … Our MP holds a "surgery" every month where people go in and speak to them.... look up the number and give them a call x



Thanks, yeah I rang my library and they told me the surgery is on Friday. Have you been to be one before? Do you just turn up without an appointment? The library gave me the phone number to ring for it but I haven't been able to get an answer yet.

Happysteveo;5757770

Thanks, yeah I rang my library and they told me the surgery is on Friday. … Thanks, yeah I rang my library and they told me the surgery is on Friday. Have you been to be one before? Do you just turn up without an appointment? The library gave me the phone number to ring for it but I haven't been able to get an answer yet.



Yep, I'm really nosey so I've been

I turned up gave my name to the security guard which was written in a book and then lined up to see her... She interviewed me with 2 sidekicks... it was interesting

Let us know if you go and if they are able to help x x

Original Poster

yeah, will do.

Just pitch up at this surgery. Thats how I originally got to meet our MP ( only a lowly councilor back then). Get there early, because if its quite, they tend to go home early themselves. Good Luck. Kick ar5e.

Original Poster

Thanks. I had a reply from someone on his behalf today who said they are writing on my behalf today but he won't be at the surgery tomorrow though as "he is in Great Ormond Street Hospital with his two year old son who is undergoing chemotherapy and surgery for a malignant tumour at the base of his spine." Watch this space.

If you think you have a genuine complaint, your first port of call should be the hospitals Patient Liason Officer... When I made a complaint it was sorted within 24hrs, my op was two weeks later. :-D
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