Liam Byrne statement on decision to take IPSA to tribunal

by Liam Byrne | 04.03.16 | in: Constituency news, Hodge Hill, Liam's Latest, Local News, Uncategorized

 

Statement from Liam Byrne MP on decision to take IPSA to tribunal in dispute over literature sharing contact details and surgery times:

 

“I get paid to go to work to serve the people of Hodge Hill – and nothing is going to stop me staying in touch with the people who pay my wages. That’s why, its crucial for me to let people know about my surgery details and residents meetings, which have always been popular over the last ten years. IPSA is disputing whether they should pay for the invitations to residents’  meetings and leaflets with information about my surgeries. But I think this is a point of principle. So, having discussed it with IPSA’s Chief Executive, I’m taking to it to tribunal. ISPA does a really difficult and important job and I will always defend it. But, MP’s need to be at the service of their constituents – and that means residents must know how to get hold of the people they elect.”

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