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Summer Holiday ruin averted as MP steps in


Toby Perkins MP with Mr Donald and Heidi

Toby Perkins MP with Mr Donald and Heidi

A local family who were within days of cancelling their holiday due to passport delays, have urged other local people in the same position to contact their MP.

 The Donald family from Brimington will soon be jetting off on a long awaited break thanks to the swift action of the MP.

 Having applied in plenty of time to renew their passports and for a new passport for 5 year old Heidi, the family waited months with no response from the Passport Office.  A worried Mr Donald made numerous calls in an attempt to chivvy along the process, without any glimmer of hope that the passports would arrive in time.

 Finally in frustration, Mr Donald contacted the MPs office who immediately took up the case.  Within 4 days the family received a call from the passport office and the following day their passports arrived by courier.

 Mr Donald said “I was about to cancel the whole holiday when my mother-in-law suggested calling the MP.  Five days later we had the passports in our hands and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

 Toby said “While the government argues about the causes of the passport crisis, the reality for families is that long planned and hard earned getaways are being put at severe risk by this shambles.  The comments of Government Ministers so far have betrayed a shocking lack of concern and indifference to the nightmare facing holiday makers. 

 “I don’t want anyone to miss their holiday, so please get in touch if you have a passport concern and I will do what I can to help”

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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.

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