Nic Dakin MP

Standing up for Local People

Jessica's Blog: Update on the Last Two Weeks

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Last week I spent the day with Nic doing a variety of activities. I began by photocopying a petition that was brought to Nic regarding supporting local pharmacies. After this I went with Nic to TATA Steel Scunthorpe where two interviews were being filmed for the media. It was extremely interesting to see the events that occur behind the camera when filming. I also had the opportunity to sit in on meetings with constituents and to see the wide range of issues brought to the attention of a local MP. To end my day, I went with Nic and two others to go campaigning. This gave me an opportunity to see the other side of things that happen outside of an office- the campaigning that actually takes place and how it works. We walked door to door asking each household simple questions such as which party they are inclined to vote for, their opinion on the European Union referendum and about the PCC election. As the information was gathered I then recorded it onto the documents. We also visited the angel statue to take photographs to use for a piece that went onto Nic’s page.

Today I partook in another variety of activities. I began by researching and drafting a piece for Nic to edit and then use for publishing on his website. I then went on to do a piece of casework myself. In doing this I began by ringing the local authorities for information on the matter before forming an email to then send for further information on this matter. I went on to write a brief piece regarding the Rock the House competition and then publishing this on social media.

Finally other both the two weeks I began to organise my own trip to the Houses of Parliament during the summer, to see how the actual office in Parliament runs. This will be an extremely interesting experience for me to have as being inside Parliament will be very different to being in a constituency office.

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