Letter: MP holidays

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Sir: Could we please dispossess Richard Craven (letter, 12 August) of his delusion that Andrew Dismore, MP for Hendon, is on a three-month holiday.

Andrew continues to work out of his office at the Commons, as does his Parliamentary Secretary. He is also in his constituency daily, carrying out street surgeries and continues his rolling programme of visiting every street in his constituency.

The constituency casework and surgeries continue throughout the Commons recess and Andrew and his staff will take annual leave as normal at the end of August.

Far from being a holiday, the parliamentary recess brings about an increase in constituency workload not only for Andrew but also his staff and local Labour Party members.

ANDREW STALLARD

Constituency Agent

MARION KEARNEY

Parliamentary Secretary

SARAH LEHMAN

Caseworker

Hendon Labour Party

London HA8

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