Meet Esther McVey: Your new MP for Tatton

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The newly elected MP for Tatton will be in Wilmslow on Saturday, 24th June, to hold an informal drop-in session.

The event is intended to give local residents a chance to meet Esther McVey, their new Member of Parliament, and to raise any local issues they feel are important.

Cllr Angela McPake said "There will also be the opportunity to book an appointment for one of Esther's first surgeries if that is appropriate. It is designed to be a very relaxed occasion and reflects the way the new MP intends to work with local residents."

Esther said "I am obviously delighted to have become the new MP for Tatton and thank local constituents for putting their faith in me. One of my pledges before the election was to be an MP who was active locally and to hold surgeries regularly throughout the whole constituency. That is very much the plan and this drop-in session is just the first step in that process.

"Although I met a number of residents before the election, whether at local events or on the doorstep, this is a great opportunity to meet more people as their new Member of Parliament."

The drop-in session will be held at Sainsbury's on Alderley Road on Saturday 24th June from 11am-1pm.

Photo: Esther McVey MP

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Pete Taylor
Monday 19th June 2017 at 7:15 pm
@Angela McPake: who will decide if it is "appropriate " to make a surgery appointment with our representative?
Jon Armstrong
Monday 19th June 2017 at 7:56 pm
To be fair to her, she was with a bunch of local councillors knocking on doors around my street on Saturday. She didn't come to my house personally, but they were introducing themselves and asking if we had any issues they could help with. That's the first time I've had an elected official of any persuasion come round in the nearly 20 years I've lived in Wilmslow.
Angela McPake
Monday 19th June 2017 at 9:14 pm
Hi Pete,
Obviously there are some issues that are best discussed privately, for any number of reasons.

Clearly the middle of Sainsbury's is not the right place for those discussions and would be better dealt with in a surgery.
The point is that this drop in session is to supplement surgeries, not replace them.

Angela McPake
Pete Taylor
Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 2:46 pm
Thanks Angela. My attempts to book a surgery appointment with our previous Westminster representative were all unsuccessful, so unsuccessful that I came to the conclusion they were a figment of his imagination .
Dave Cash
Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 12:44 am
By agreeing to a local 'drop in' surgery. hopefully with no photo op, Esther has already exceeded the expectation of our previous MP the Rt Hon 'Gorgeous George'.
Hopefully, we can expect regular surgeries in this part of Tatton.
Manuel Golding
Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 5:26 pm
Congratulations to our new M.P. and her team in taking the long lost initiative in this constituency, thanks to our previous Member's reluctance, to meet and be seen by the electorate.

I well remember speaking to Blunder Boy George's constituency secretary not many years ago to ask for a meeting with him and RoW. The response initially was that he was far too busy with his "other job", in those days he had only the one, that of our M.P. (isn't job inflation a wonderful thing). The "other job" was with the treasury!

My response was that I was not concerned with his "part-time job" but with his proper job as our M.P. Within 2/3 weeks I was phoned to arrange a meeting. The net "result" of that meeting (events have proven there wasn't a result) is now part of the disregard for community concerns as we see in the Local Plan.

So Esther McVey's initiative is to be applauded and very much welcomed.