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Biggest ever Listening to Chesterfield series this summer


Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins will be Listening to Chesterfield in a big way this summer- hoping to meet and hear from 10,000 people across Chesterfield in a huge programme of listening street surgeries.

The MP, local Councillors and his team will take to the streets over the parliamentary recess in events in every single ward in his Chesterfield constituency asking residents about issues as diverse as their experiences of the National Health Service and benefit reforms to plans for new developments in the town centre and the changes to school holiday permissions.

His team will be quizzing people in every one of Chesterfield’s 17 wards. Having started in St Helens on Monday afternoon, Toby and local Councillors were in Holme Hall on Thursday and on Green Farm on Friday. They will also be leaving surveys for people to fill out that are absent when they call.

Toby Perkins MP said: “The parliamentary recess is a great opportunity to really drill down into the key issues affecting people in Chesterfield. I will be looking to discuss the issues that really matter with people in the town and hope that those that we miss will complete our questionnaire and send it back.”

He emphasised: “This is a genuine consultation, in which I want to hear what people really think, if we can reach 10,000 people in the next six weeks, we will have a really strong understanding of people’s views on the big issues of today.”

The survey invites people to reflect on their thoughts about the performance of the NHS, Royal Hospital and GP services. We are also enquiring about the new school holiday arrangements, levels of taxation and benefits and Labour’s Jobs guarantee proposal, as well as broader questions about overall government priorities.


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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

Contact Toby

Tel: 01246 386286
Post: 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF


I hold regular surgeries for my constituents.
Please call 01246 386286 or email to make a booking.

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