This chart provides a breakdown of the varying types of case work dealt with by the team in Simon Danczuk’s constituency office in Rochdale.
In total, staff handled 56 significant new cases, dealing with everything from immigration to police matters.
As expected in the wake of the recent flooding, a large proportion of cases this month have been about environmental management issues. As well as writing to Government ministers and the Environment Agency, Simon raised the issue of flooding during a House of Commons debate.
16% of cases related to housing, with many constituents struggling to find somewhere to live. Simon has raised the subject of homelessness a number of times in the House of Commons and has written extensively on the issue.
A significant proportion of immigration cases are from asylum seekers requesting permission to settle permanently. This high number is due to the Government housing a disproportionate number of asylum seekers in Rochdale, an issue which Simon has raised repeatedly.
NB: These figures do not include ongoing cases that were opened before February 1 or responses to queries about policy or campaigns, which are handled by the Westminster office.