Simon Danczuk MP

Fighting for Rochdale, Littleborough and Milnrow

Letter from Parliament 24 June

At the time of writing, Britain's membership of the European Union hangs in the balance, but by the time you read this we will know if our country has voted to Leave or Remain.
Whatever the outcome, Parliament will return to business as usual next week and MPs must listen to the will of the people and continue to act in their best interests.
That is why I was delighted to learn that I have won the ballot for Prime Minister's Questions and will now have the chance to quiz David Cameron at the House of Commons’ showpiece event on Wednesday.

This is a coverted and rare opportunity for backbench MPs to raise concerns and get a response directly from the most powerful man in the country.

I take pride in representing my local community in Parliament and raising the issue that matter most to people in Rochdale. That is why I would like Observer readers to have their say on what I should ask on Wednesday.

There is no shortage of options, whether you want to ask about the referendum results, the economy, public transport, policing or education.

If you live in the Rochdale constituency, visit my website for more information on how to submit a suggestion. Alternatively, send your proposal and contact details to my office at 26 St Mary’s Gate.

This Wednesday will be particularly poignant as it will mark the first PMQs since the tragic death of Jo Cox, who was killed as she served the community she loved.

On Monday, members of the House of Commons mourned the loss of our dedicated and compassionate colleague and our thoughts and prayers remain with her family.

As MPs across the globe signed a pledge to uphold her legacy, we owe it to Jo to carry on her life's work and strive for a better world by holding those in power to account.

I look forward to doing just that, with your help, on Wednesday.

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