Andrew Griffith holds first advice surgery

The new Arundel & South Downs MP Andrew Griffith kicked off his first full constituency day with a surgery in Hurstpierpoint, providing assistance to constituents across a number of issues on Friday (10 January).   The surgery was held in the Hurstpierpoint Village Centre.  Andrew was keen to make his first task in the constituency listening to his constituents’ issues and providing support in his capacity as an MP.   The MP will be hosting a regular surgery across the constituency in the coming weeks.  Once they have been scheduled, they will be advertised in the local press and on his website.  Meetings are offered on an appointment basis to be booked through his office.   An MP advice surgery is an opportunity for constituents to raise concerns or seek help on matters affecting them.  The MP can take those matters up as casework, or make representations to councils and Ministers on behalf of the constituent.  Sometimes people just wish to share details about a local cause or organisation.   Andrew Griffith said: “I really enjoyed my first surgery today and meeting everyone.  I found the meetings interesting and insightful and we covered a broad range of local issues.  I regard advice surgeries as one of the most important aspects to working as an MP.   “I will be taking action on all of the matters raised to me today and hope that I am able to help.  I look forward to meeting more constituents at forthcoming surgeries.”