Nic Dakin MP

Standing up for Local People

Jessica's Blog: Today's Activities

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Today, I spent a full day working in Nic’s office, undertaking a variety of tasks. I spent part of my morning filling in an extremely detailed security form due to my upcoming trip to work in Nic’s Parliament office next month. The form was extremely detailed which is necessary to ensure each person is working inside Parliament has been fully vetted for maximum security. Questions I had to answer included the exact towns that relatives were born in and others that did admittedly cause multiple messages to be sent to people asking for information. This form means that I will be able to have a pass when I visit so I will be able to go places without a pass holder having to escort me everywhere. Whilst I was filling this in, my hotel and trains for the visit were organised.

I also got a chance to practise my skills on a phone as this is something that I rarely do. I found that I grew in my confidence of ringing people, just from two short phone calls to the Pass Office.

When I visit next month I’ll be doing a variety of activities including office work, a tour of Westminster and attending the PMQ’s. This is an experience that is extremely exciting and one that I cannot wait to happen.

Upon completion of this, I was asked by Nic to draft some documents. This meant I had to start researching the matters to find an appropriate response. Not only did I use internet searches with queries, I also had to use online maps to locate the postcodes of various areas. I then had to use the information I had found to draft documents. I found this an interesting activity as I had to not only research, but to draft a piece from the perspective of Nic and offer what he would say. 

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