Helping and listening to local peoplePosted: August 16, 2012
Residents in Corby and East Northamptonshire will not be left without help and representation following the resignation of their MP as Labour’s candidate pledges to step in and fill the gap left.
Worried that local residents could be left for up to three months without proper representation, Labour’s candidate, Andy Sawford, is determined to ensure that residents views and concerns are listened to and their problems dealt with.
Between now and the election – whenever it is called – Andy has committed to be fully accessible and hold regular surgeries, with the first being held this Friday and Saturday. He’s also set up a candidate hotline, email, and is visiting residents’ houses as well. He will raise issues with councillors and make representations on behalf of local residents.
Andy said: “As I’ve been going round the constituency listening to hundreds of local people about their issues and concerns, one of the common worries that people are raising with me is who they can turn to with their problems following the resignation of their MP.
“People here feel let down, but I am determined to be a champion for the people of Corby and East Northamptonshire.
“Residents of Corby and East Northamptonshire need representation – they shouldn’t have to wait until November. So regardless of how people vote in the election, I make this promise that between now and then, I will stand up for local people and ensure that they are not left without a way of getting their voices heard.
Friday 17th August – 16:00, VCS (Corby Voluntary & Community Services), Elizabeth Street, Corby, NN17 1PN
Saturday 18th August – 10:00, Saxon Hall, Raunds, Thorpe Street, NN9 6LT
No appointment is necessary at the surgeries.