Leo, as your Member of Parliament, has been elected to the House of Commons to represent the interests and concerns of all those who live in the constituency - whether or not they voted for him at the last election. Leo, due to strict parliamentary protocols, is only able to deal with issues raised by those who live within the constituency.
If you're not sure if Leo is your MP, you can check on his Homepage.
How can Leo assist you?
Leo can assist you in a variety of ways. If you would like your issue to be dealt with privately, he may write to a relevant department or the responsible Minister to make enquiries. If you are happy for Leo to deal with your issue publicly, he may ask an oral or written question within parliamentary proceedings, try to secure a debate on the topic, or petition Parliament directly. Leo also has the opportunity to consider and vote on legislation as well as use his position to ask government ministers questions about current national or local issues.
However, please note, that Leo has no jurisdiction over local council decisions. He may only be able to write on your behalf to the council and ask them to look into a problem or to reconsider an issue. In the first instance, however, please get in touch with your local councillors or the council itself.
Leo splits his time between working in the constituency and working in Parliament. In the constituency he holds regular advice surgeries for constituents, attends meetings and events, and visits local community organisations, schools and businesses. In Parliament Leo fights for the interests of constituents by contributing to debates, scrutinising and voting on legislation, and attending meetings.
Therefore, please get in touch with the office if you would like to:
- raise an issue or ask a question;
- request a surgery appointment;
- invite Leo to visit an organisation or attend an event;