Justin Madders has completed a very busy first year in office as Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, after winning the seat with 22,316 votes – a 6,275 majority over his nearest challenger.
In his first year, Justin has honoured his pledge to open a high-street office in Ellesmere Port town centre and to hold regular surgeries in Neston. He was also promoted to the Front Bench, after being appointed as Labour’s Shadow Minister for Health just a few months into his tenure.
Since being elected he has been appointed as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Mobility, which is currently undertaking an inquiry into Access to the Leading Professions. He has also co-founded the new APPG on the Mersey Dee area, along with colleagues on both sides of the England-Wales border, to look at improving links and tackling transport issues across the region.
In Westminster, Justin has already spoken in 64 debates and has put down 239 written questions to Government Ministers, both of which are “well above average” amongst MPs according to the website theyworkforyou.com.
In the Constituency, Justin has opened 6075 cases on behalf of constituents who have contacted him on issues as diverse as benefit sanctions, housing, planning, transport, foreign affairs and the plight of Britain’s bee population! This equates to 117 new cases per week. He also regularly receives between 500 and 1000 emails per week, as well as a large number of letters and telephone calls to his office.
Commenting, Justin said:
“Being elected to represent the area that I have lived in for most of my life was an incredible honour and despite a few challenges, I have enjoyed every single day!
Despite receiving a huge amount of correspondence, I try to ensure that everyone receives a response as quickly as possible; however, I always ensure that the most urgent cases receive priority.
I am still as passionate that I was on polling day about getting the very best for Ellesmere Port & Neston and I’ll continue to work as hard as I possibly can to repay the faith that local people put in me.”