How do I contact George?
Please write to George, or email, and we'll aim to get back to you within 10-15 days. If you need a more personal meeting, to discuss a matter you would like George to take up, we can arrange an appointment at a surgery. To view George's contact details, click here. For more information on booking a surgery, click here.
How long will I usually have to wait for a reply to my enquiry?
George receives approximately 40 letters and emails every day which need sorting and following up. We aim for a 10-15 day turnaround, but this may be affected by the volume of mail on any particular day.
What can George do for me?
George can help you with matters for which Parliament or Central Government is responsible. For many issues, (for example if it is connected with local planning, the day to day running of schools, refuse collection, housing repairs, anti-social behaviour or public lavatories) the appropriate first step is to contact your local Councillor. For more detailed information on what George can help with, or to find out who to contact with your issue, go to: http://www.georgefreeman.co.uk/help
What exactly does an MP do?
George’s work is divided between the Constituency and Parliament. To find out more, and what a typical week might contain, please visit: http://www.georgefreeman.co.uk/what_does_an_mp_do
How do I find out if George is my MP?
George is the MP for Mid-Norfolk, which includes the towns of Wymondham, Watton, Dereham and Attleborough and 110 surrounding villages. Click here for a map of the constituency to see if you are included. Alternatively, click here to use the ‘Find your MP’ service on the Parliament website.
Can George help me with my benefits?
Yes. The best thing to do would be to write to us providing all the details either in a letter or email. Please ensure you state the specific problem and include your address. That way George can follow-up your case.
How many days is George in the constituency?
George lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children, and returns to the constituency on Thursday evening. George is active in the constituency on Fridays, and frequently on Saturdays at informal supermarket and farmers market 'surgeries'. George is usually in Parliament from Monday-Thursday.
Can George help me if I am not a constituent of his?
George will be able to pass your letter on to your MP, but unfortunately he will not be able to deal with the issue personally. To find your MP, click here.
How do I book a surgery appointment?
Currently, the best way to set up an appointment is to contact Jo Church, George’s Constituency Secretary, who's details can be found here. Alternatively, you can write to George directly.
I want George to take up an issue on my behalf. How do I go about doing this?
The best way is to contact George here, or book a surgery. Please ensure that in both cases, you have (or have attached) all relevant paperwork, briefly outlined what the problem is, what you would like George to do, and have provided clear written authority for George to act on your behalf.
Is it possible to get a tour of Westminster?
Yes, and we are always very pleased to arrange for constituents who are visiting London to have a free tour. Priority is given to schools and community groups, but any constituent can apply. To arrange a free tour please contact the Westminster office on 020 7219 1940. Capacity is limited and I need to provide a lot of notice (minimum 4 weeks). The most up-to-date information on tour dates can be found on the Parliament website: http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hcio/tours.cfm.
Is it possible to watch a debate in the House of Commons?
Yes, but it is advisable to apply for tickets in advance as otherwise it can often involve a long wait (often 1 or 2 hours). Details of how to apply for tickets are given on the Houses of Parliament web site: http://www.parliament.uk/about/visiting/debates.cfm.
Or alternatively you can also watch or listen to debates in the House of Commons and in Committees via the internet at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/.