What are MP Surgeries?
Members of Parliament regularly hold surgeries, and no, we’re not talking about medical procedures! They’re an opportunity for you to discuss issues that matter to you with your local MP in a 1-1 setting.
What are surgeries?
If you have an issue you’d like to raise with your MP surgeries are one way of getting to speak to your MP directly. This could be about your benefits or immigration status, a concern about the local area, or a national policy issue.
When and where are they held?
MPs usually hold surgeries once or twice a week, usually on a Friday or Saturday.
They are often held at a public building in their constituency (usually a village hall, school or library), some MPs even hold surgeries in the local supermarket! Others choose to use their office if they have one.
Most Members change the location of their surgeries each week, moving around different areas of their constituency to reach as many people as possible.
How can I attend?
Each MP has a different way of operating their surgeries. They might just be a simple drop-in session or MPs may allocate appointment times for each constituent. Sometimes the MP just pitch a stall in public and invite you to speak to them as you’re going about your weekly shop!
They are usually advertised on social media, however to be sure you get the right information we recommend calling or emailing the Constituency Office of your local MP (find their details here), their offices are always friendly so just ask when and where the next surgery is!