The UK public elects 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons.MPs consider and can propose new laws as well as raising issues that matter to you in the House. This includes asking government ministers questions about current issues including those which affect local constituents.
When Parliament is sitting (meeting), MPs generally spend their time working in the House of Commons. This can include raising issues affecting their constituents, attending debates and voting on new laws. This can either be by asking a question of a government minister on your behalf or supporting and highlighting particular campaigns which local people feel strongly about.
MPs represent all the people in their local area, whether they vote for them or not. They can speak out in the House of Commons about issues that matter to you. Maria is only able to deal with issues raised by people who live in Basingstoke constituency, to check if Maria is your MP, please click here
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