Working hard for all in Bishop Auckland

26 January 2015

Campaigning for Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Opening the new Berco factory in Spennymoor

Opening the Sure Start centre in Coundon

Talking to Carers in Barnard Castle

With children at the Sure Start centre in Shildon

Answering questions in the House of Commons

Opening the new Thorns Lighting factory in Spennymoor

Campaigning for Road Safety in Cockfield

Supporting farmers in Teesdale

Meeting new mothers in Bishop Auckland



IMG_3412.JPGHelen holds regular advice surgeries for local residents at a number of venues across the constituency.


Surgeries allow constituents an opportunity to raise concerns with Helen in person. No appointment is necessary: you can just turn up.

You may find it useful to read about what an MP can do before attending a surgery.

If you are unable to come to a surgery you can still contact Helen by post, phone or email, and it may be advantageous to write to Helen prior to attending a surgery in order to give advance notice of the issues you would like to raise.

If your case is urgent then you can telephone Helen’s constituency office on 01388 603075 to speak to her caseworker. The office is open between 9am and 5pm.

Please note that there are steps to the front door but we have easy access at the rear of the office. If you need to arrange access or have any special requirements so that we can ensure that we can support you during your visit please contact the Constituency Office on 01388 603075.

If you are unable to visit the office due to disability or impaired mobility then we can arrange home visits. We do not currently have an induction loop audio system but with notice we can provide this for meetings and surgeries. We also provide large print copies where possible.

Helen also holds regular ‘street surgeries’ where she visits a particular area of the constituency and provides a further opportunity for people to discuss any issue of concern. If you would like a street surgery in your area then please contact the Constituency office on 01388 603075.

Upcoming Constituency Surgeries

Date: Friday 28 November 2014 at 12.30pm
Location: Auckland Youth & Community Centre, Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6QL
Please note that Helen will not be available on 28th November due to surgery but her caseworker will be present to support constituents with any issues.

Date: Friday 5 December 2014 at 12.30pm
Location: St Paul’s Community Centre, St Paul’s Gardens, Spennymoor, DL16 7LR
Please note that Helen will not be available on 5th December due to surgery but her caseworker will be present to support constituents with any issues.

Appointments are not required for surgeries. If you are unable to attend the surgery but would like to raise your case with Helen please do not hesitate to contact Helen’s Caseworker on 01388 603075, email Helen at [email protected] or write to Helen at 1 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6EN

The office has disabled access at the rear of the building. If you have any questions on access please contact the office on 01388 603075.

Constituency surgeries are open to all constituents. Appointments are not needed.

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