This section is designed to answer any questions you may have about Iain’s role as your local Member of Parliament and how he can help you. Iain’s role as an MP is to represent his constituents at Westminster, regardless of whether or not they voted for him. Members of Parliament can only deal with issues raised by their own constituents. If you are not sure who your local MP is, please click on this link and enter your postcode to find out: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
What can my MP do to help me?
Iain can help you with all matters for which Parliament or central government is responsible, such as:
- Tax problems involving the HM Revenue and Customs Department.
- Problems dealt with by the Department for Work and Pensions such as benefits, pensions and National Insurance.
- Problems dealt with by the Home Office, such as immigration.
- Problems dealt with by the Department of Health, such as hospitals and the National Health Service (NHS).
- Problems dealt with by the Department for Education, such as school closures and grants.
He is unable to settle private disputes with neighbours or employers, nor can he help in family arguments or consumer matters. he cannot interfere with decisions made in court.
If your problem concerns the Local Authority (for example services such as refuse collection or housing repairs and problems such as parking fines), you should contact your local Council or Councillor. Iain’s constituency is in two Local Authorities: Waltham Forest and Redbridge. If you live in Waltham Forest, please enter your postcode here to find out who your local Councillors are. If you live in Redbridge, please enter your postcode here to find out who your local Councillors are.