As readers will be aware I have been in lengthy correspondence with my Member of Parliament on a number of issues ranging from Sheltered Housing to the actions of Children’s Social Services. I have today received the following letter from my Member of Parliament:
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The email to which David Cameron refers can be read here and, as can be seen, not only lists what I consider to be outstanding matters but also includes a question about his ability to represent me in Parliament.
If nothing else, at least the above letter lays out in black and white the “regime” under which we live (actually those readers who have ever received a letter from their Member of Parliament will know that it is black and yellow – the connotation of the latter colour being a factor on which I could not possibly comment further).
When a Member of Parliament can decide not to respond to, or ignore, what are legitimate questions from a constituent regarding the governance of this country – either because he/she is unable so to do or because so to do would open a “can of worms” which would be to his/her detriment, then any pretence to democracy in this country is well and truly dead.