MP Victoria Atkins launches new ‘Constituency Commission’

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Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has launched a first for the area after revealing details of her Constituency Commission.

Ms Atkins is aiming to seek the views of as many people as possible who live and work in Louth and Horncastle – and surrounding villages.

Victoria Atkins MP

Victoria Atkins MP

Ms Atkins said: “I am launching the Constituency Commission to ask everyone who lives and works in the constituency for their 
views on local life.

“I want top know what is working, what needs improving, and any ideas for the future. I will then use this evidence in Westminster and beyond to champion 
our local area.

“I would be delighted to hear the views of all residents. In the next five years, I will use this information to 
guide my priorities.

“This is an opportunity to tell me how central and local government can help you and your area.  The topics can 
be narrow or wide-ranging.

“The only caveat is that the Commission will examine local issues, not national issues, and so please tailor any contributions to matters relating to the constituency .

Ms Atkins admits she expects planning complaints to be a popular subject – not least controversial housing applications.

She said: “I am passionate about ensuring that our rural and coastal communities are properly supported.

“I encourage everyone to respond to my survey with their thoughts so I am able to hear, directly from constituents about what I can do in the coming years to improve the lives of people in our area.

“This is a great chance to have your say on how to improve the constituency of Louth and Horncastle, and I encourage all residents 
to take part.”

• Turn to page 10 for Ms 
Atkins’s exclusive column, containing contact details.