Letter to my MP – part 1 of 3

Dear Mr Pursglove

PROTECTION OF HEN HARRIERS

You are always kind enough to respond to me and you were particularly informative and helpful in our recent exchange. Thank you.

You have now posted your response to the e-action, which was taken by 123,678 participants (including myself) and of which I was one of the instigators, on your website.

I have two questions about your response and a further related one.

  1. You write ‘After speaking to the minister about your concerns…’ and I’d be very grateful if you could tell me to which minister (presumably at DEFRA) you spoke and on which date. It’s not that I doubt you – well, actually, it is!  I do doubt the veracity of this remark since the same words have been used by scores of Conservative MPs and I just find it difficult to believe that all those conversations took place.   I wonder whether it has been used by other MPs, not you, to put off their constituents from reminding their MPs that they had asked for their concerns to be forwarded to DEFRA for a response, but since you did tell me that you had done that already no such motive can be ascribed to you (well, not in my case).  So which minister and when please? And you should know that I have asked DEFRA via a freedom of information request for the same details for all those conversations claimed by Conservative MPs. To make it more fun, I’ll be happy to pay £50 to a charity related to human health (mental or physical) if you and DEFRA give me accounts that coincide.

…to be continued

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5 Replies to “Letter to my MP – part 1 of 3”

  1. We should all be doing this, trying to hold our MPs to account. they may not be our delegates but they are our democratic representatives in every sense the go betweens us and those who wield power.

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    1. Yes, we should.
      But what about those of us unfortunate enough not to have a Tory MP?
      A campaigning org. whose alerts I receive suggested we need not miss out. We could copy the letter to our MP to our local Conservative Party Office as well.
      Just to keep them in the loop.

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    2. Presumably the dislikers don't believe in parliamentary democracy, that's not exactly a surprise now is it.

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