Heidi Allen new MP for South Cambridgeshire has had a busy first few weeks both in Westminster and here in the constituency. Since being elected on 7th May, Heidi has set up her offices and taken on support staff to work with her in Hardwick and at the House of Commons. Constituents and organisations have already contacted her on local and national issues ranging from problems with school transport to the EU referendum and from flooding to changes in Royal Mail and Post Office services. Keen to hear the views of local residents and help with any issues they may have, she has established a schedule of local surgeries over the next few months. Details of how residents can book a surgery appointment can be found on the surgery page of the website, Parish Council notice boards or by telephoning 01954 212707.
In addition, Heidi recently had the pleasure of meeting Hannah Gautrey, a student of Long Road, having won East Anglian Vocational Qualification Learner of the Year 2015 (pictured.) Heidi has participated in a number of debates in the House of Commons, including questioning the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the roll out of superfast broadband. To explore new technologies available to connect the hardest to reach rural areas in South Cambridgeshire, Heidi will meet with Ministers later this month. Commenting Heidi said, ‘Since the election things have been exceptionally hectic and there has been a lot to learn! But now I have my offices and fantastic staff in place, we have rolled up our sleeves and are getting stuck in with helping people. I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge.’ If you would like to find out more about what Heidi gets up to, visit Heidi's YouTube channel here.