Jane's Journal – 17th January 2022
Hello and welcome to the January edition of Jane's Journal. Happy New Year - I hope you had a good Christmas break and a peaceful and prosperous new year.
Out and About
Visiting Loughborough University
Our University is so important to our community. Not only does it deliver first class education, but fantastic research is undertaken there too. I saw that first hand when visiting to see the research that they undertake on behalf of Caterpillar.
Christmas Tea Dance
I had the pleasure of helping out with the tea dance at the Polish Club – what a great event!
St Botolph’s Christmas Concert
In the run up to Christmas, it was wonderful to join many residents from in and around Shepshed at the St Botolph’s Christmas Concert.
Introducing Cobden Primary School students to Santa
It was great to join East Midlands Airport in meeting students at Cobden Primary School and introducing them to Santa.
Visit to the Dog Rescue Centre
I know that animal welfare is important to many of my constituents, and indeed myself. In my visit to the dog rescue centre, I saw stray and lost dogs as well as dogs which had been brought in by the emergency services and adult social care.
Meeting Bishop Martyn
I met Bishop Martyn to discuss a number of things including our priorities for Loughborough.
Being interviewed by Oxley Primary School Students
I enjoyed answering questions asked to me by members of Oxley Primary School’s school council I also met students and staff and saw the great work that goes on there.
Casework in 2022 – 1969 Cases
Casework is a key priority of mine as your Member of Parliament. Supporting constituents with issues and concerns is very important to me, and I encourage you to get in touch with me if I can be of any assistance to you. You can do this via post, telephone, email or why not drop in to the office between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday.
So, I was very pleased that we dealt with 1969 cases during 2022. That means that, 1969 times, we have worked hard to try to resolve an issue, raise a resident’s concern with the relevant authority, or try to resolve their issue in another way.
The cases that we receive vary greatly in topic. Below is a pie chart which shows a break down of the major categories of cases which we dealt with in 2022.
Spiking is a highly important issue, especially to students at Loughborough University and Loughborough College, which is why I took to opportunity to discuss spiking with representatives from Loughborough’s Student Union to gather their thoughts on the issue. I then spoke in a Westminster Hall debate highlighting their concerns.
I was thrilled to see King Charles III’s visit to Westminster. You can find out more about why he visited here.
Keep in touch
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With best wishes,
Jane Hunt MP