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 61 significant new cases in May, dealing with everything from healthcare to highways.
Almost one in 5 new cases this month related to housing issues, many of these from tenants requesting maintenance or repairs for housing association properties. Earlier this year, Simon wrote to Lord Heseltine of the Estates Regeneration Panel requesting a share of the £140 million in Government funding to improve homes in Rochdale.
Passengers have raised concerns about the new rail franchise awarded Arriva Rail North and the management of the Calder Valley Line. New timetables mean that trains are stopping more frequently in West Yorkshire while Littleborough and Smith Bridge stations are missing out. Simon has secured a meeting with Arriva Rail North Managing Director Alex Hynes to raise these issues and push for a better deal for commuters in our constituency.
Immigration issues continue to account for a significant share of monthly casework. This month, Simon spoke in Parliament to urge the Government to focus more on foreign policy and strategic interventions abroad to prevent any further influx of asylum seekers to the UK.
NB: These figures do not include ongoing cases that were opened before May 1 or responses to queries about policy or campaigns, which are handled by the Westminster office.