High Peak’s MP, Andrew Bingham, who will officially relinquish his status when the House of Commons rises at the end of March, is re-launching his Ask Andrew events that he used as part of the 2010 General Election campaign.
As of the end of March, Andrew reverts back to being the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate as the General Election campaign officially begins, and he is keen to speak to as many High Peak people as possible during the campaign.
During his five years as Member of Parliament, Andrew has always been completely accessible to all his constituents, meeting many people both individually and collectively. He has visited numerous organisations, businesses and groups as well as making many visits and calls to individual constituents to discuss their issues.
Andrew is now offering to visit small groups of people in their own homes as part of his General Election campaign.
"Whilst there are already hustings planned for the campaign, I am keen to take the election to the electorate. Some people may not wish or be able to attend public hustings, so I am making an open offer to visit groups of people in their own homes during the campaign.
"Ideally these would take the form of a small group of friends, residents or work colleagues - around 10 was a number that worked well at the last election - in someone’s house, to ask me questions and discuss my views or what I can offer as the Member of Parliament.
"Sometimes the groups were friends with a common interest in a specific issue, sometimes it was a group of neighbours whose thing in common was purely that they lived close by to each other. Whatever the common link is, the important thing to me is that people feel they have the opportunity to meet and discuss on a personal level the issues that matter to them with one of the people wishing to represent them in Parliament."
“As people consider who to vote for on May 7th and may still be undecided, I hope my 'Ask Andrew' offer will be of interest and give them the chance to meet me, ask me about my five years as their Member of Parliament and talk about my views and thoughts for the next Parliament to help them make an informed decision on how to vote.”
Anyone who would like to host an 'Ask Andrew' event can email Andrew at
to arrange it.