LETTER: Give our new MP a chance

What is it with the people of Eastbourne? First: ”Our new MP has no photos in the local media, so what’s she been doing?” Then: “She spends too much time having her photograph in the paper, when she should be doing more for her constituents instead”.

Mr Pick [Letters, October 16] criticises her for talking to the Prime Minister in Brighton, even though the party conference was in Manchester! I was at that conference, and she spent early morning until late in the evening lobbying Ministers on such issues as the DGH, the A27, faster train services, and a second runway at Gatwick, to name just a few.

Caroline Ansell is an extremely hard-working MP trying to do her best for our town. Our previous MP worked hard as well, but unfortunately he was a Liberal Democrat in a Coalition government, and there was very little he could do for Eastbourne.

Caroline can do a lot – give her a chance.

Sandra Elkin

St Leonards Road

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