MP Constituency work facts and quotes

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Britons now expect
MPs to perform the role of the advice Bureau
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Mathew Parris, case work example
A young man and his girlfriend walked in and asked why she wasnt pregnant. sent couple away with family planning clinic's number
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Over half MPs letters
are to do with housing problems
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2007 audit of political engagement
When people asked if MPs doing a good job in general '-7', when asked about their own MP net score was '+29'
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50 years ago
Common that MPs hardly ever visited constituency let alone visited it
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survey of 1997 commons intake
86% ranked being a good constituency member as the most important role of an MP. 13% thought checking the Exec
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Voters rank
constituency work as the number 1 priority
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Austin Mitchell
"MPs find solace in activity as overpaid social workers or amateur citizens' advice bureaux"
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Friday's constituency days. Norton believes
this has made MPs more accessible to the electorate
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2005 intake time spend on constituency work in first year.
Varied between member from 15-97% of their time, but average was 49%
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Percentage of 2005 intake stating representing constituents most important role
went from 81% at start of year up to 90% by the end
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Average working hours for MPs
71 hour weeks
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percentage of voters who can't name their MP
22%
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Mathew Parris, case work example

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A young man and his girlfriend walked in and asked why she wasnt pregnant. sent couple away with family planning clinic's number

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Over half MPs letters

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2007 audit of political engagement

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50 years ago

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