Lisa has been getting stuck in to the work of being Wigan’s MP since she was elected in the early hours of May 7th.
Lisa’s first priority has been to make sure she has a local office that is up and running. The office at Gerrard Winstanley House, Crawford Street, is open with local people working there to help constituents with problems and enquiries. Lisa has also received a huge amount of correspondence about individual issues and problems in the last few weeks. She wants to let everyone know that she is looking at everything as soon as she can and everyone who has contacted her will received a response soon, she said:
‘It is fantastic that so many people want to get in touch. I am receiving hundreds of emails and letters each week so it is taking some time to get back to everyone but I promise I will contact people who have raised specific problems or issues with me’
Since the election, Lisa has spent time in both Westminster and the constituency. In Westminster she has been dealing with a number of tasks that will help her to be an effective MP for Wigan, including trying to find a desk, get access to a computer and Internet in the House of Commons and ensuring that all of the letters and send get through to her office. With over 200 new MPs and a change in government it takes a while for even office space to be allocated.
Lisa has found a few minutes to speak to BBC Radio Manchester and BBC North West to let constituents know how everything is going, what they can expect and what issues she thinks will be important in the coming weeks and months. Coverage will be available here soon.