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  • commented 2018-01-21 18:55:44 +0000
    I wish to discuss the problem of virtual parking permits in our area. After speaking to neighbours we find the whole thing ridiculous . The rigmarole you have to go through to get sorted is a complete nightmare!

    The worst of it is having to put in visitors registration!

    Nobody has time to be messing around with this and I feel so sorry for those neighbours who don’t even have access to a computer!
  • commented 2018-01-17 13:53:35 +0000
    Could you please tell me when your next surgery is to take place in my area. I wish to discuss the new virtual permit parking system which will come into force on Thursday 1st February 2018, as I feel this is ill advised and will cause nothing but problems for local residents and their visitors. Many thanks.
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  • commented 2017-12-17 03:45:01 +0000
    To let you know James that I’ve signed the petition to leave the EU immediately & to use the 39billion pounds for the benefit of our own people & Our nhs which it is destroying & making our own citizens having to live in in poverty!!
  • commented 2017-12-11 21:04:08 +0000
    Dear James

    I am writing to ask to intervene in the sale of 15 Oxford Street, Bury which is fraudulent bein sold and leaving without the knowledge and consent of an elderly Asian lady who cannot read nor write. The lady Mrs Zarina Begum Sabir is the legitimate owner of 15 Oxford Street, Bury. Her son and his wife Mr Waque Abbas Sabir and Mrs Siara Abbas have made her sign documents that she has no knowledge of. 

    To date this couple have taken control of Mrs Sabir’s 2 property’s – 47 Heywood Street, Bury BL9 7EB was sold off this year and current property. As well as doing this they have control of pensions, credit cards and all financial assets.

    If this house is sold Mrs Zarina Begum Sabir will be left homeless. 

    My name is Refat Yasmeen and I am Mrs Zarina Sabir’s daughter. I am in Azad Kashmir and have come to find out through Google search that assets belonging to my Mother are being sold off. My mother is a vulnerable lady and fears my brother and his wife.

    I notified social services and Councillor Shaheen Haroon of the financial abuse being carried and nothing was

    Can you please interven.

    Yours faithfully 

    Dr. Refat Yasmeen 
  • commented 2017-12-11 15:43:10 +0000
    Liberal Democrat Brexit vote tomorrow

    Dear Mr Frith

    Please ensure that Parliament & the people have the final say on the Brexit deal, even if that means staying in the EU with some adjustment on Immigration.

    Thank you
  • commented 2017-12-08 12:08:10 +0000
    Please could you forward your surgery times as l would like to discuss a problem l am having regarding an invoice from Bury Council. Many thanks
  • commented 2017-12-02 19:38:29 +0000
    If the north is to be regenerated in any meaningful way we need infrastructure spending on a big scale not the sop of HS2 (if they mean to attract investment why didn’t they start in Leeds & Manchester and work south??)
  • commented 2017-11-22 08:11:55 +0000
    Hi James

    Can you tell the constituency how you voted in the “Animals are not sentient creatures” debate?

    Thank you

    R Murray
  • commented 2017-11-18 20:40:19 +0000
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  • commented 2017-11-08 13:46:55 +0000
    Just to advise that we have today signed the petition to ban fireworks being sold to and used by the general public . This year it’s felt as though we have been under attack on Friday / Saturday and worst of all Sunday evening .

    Counting on your valued support !!
  • commented 2017-11-07 16:05:51 +0000
    Hi Mr Frith,

    Can you put your support behind the project to ‘Cut Britain’s foreign aid budget, so that the money saved can be spent on the NHS, and to help pay for Social care for the Elderly? I am a retired, and realize there is a great need to start on training / recruiting new staff to keep the NHS at the forefront of public health system for years to come, hopefully reducing privatisation to a minimum . Many thanks,
  • commented 2017-10-31 13:32:28 +0000
    Hello James, It was pleasure meeting you at Fusiliers Court yesterday as I feel we need some new younger blood in parliament especially from Labour. I was glad to get the chance to discuss, albeit briefly, the fire prevention/protection which the CE mark does not provide for and with the UK leaving the EU I feel that now is the chance to put in place via our certification bodies a UK safety mark which is regularly audited and inspected at manufacturers as is the case in North America. I see you have been talking to Andy Burnham on the fire risk in high rises but if we tackle the cause at source we can prevent many disastrous fires from happening in the first place. You were empathetic to my overtures and if I can add my two kenneth worth from my experience in certification work then I am more than glad to help. Once again congratulations on winning Bury North.

  • commented 2017-10-30 13:19:36 +0000
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  • commented 2017-10-19 07:47:39 +0100
    Where do you stand with regard to new builds going up on the only bit of greenbelt left in Tottington the area at Walshaw brook and Bolholt areas It will not be social housing. It will almost certainly be expensive builds for three car families . The disruption would be massive . If there is any attempt at building on there I for one will be standing in front of the bulldozers
  • commented 2017-10-01 14:32:50 +0100
    Our local NHS Trust is disgusting. We, principal carers for people with Dementia are just being dumped to sink or swim. There’s such a support network called Admiral Nurses ( to give support. Do we have access to the service in Bury North? You’ve got to be kidding. They just can’t be bothered. They’d rather subject people to more mental health problems which in the long run will cost the NHS more money because of their short-sightedness.
  • commented 2017-09-25 19:24:34 +0100
    I have signed the petition against Hs2 as I feel that it is a vanity project that will increase domination of the north of England by London and concentrate capacity where least needed and there is no sound business case for it apart from unacceptable cost in a time of continued austerity.
  • commented 2017-08-14 21:39:23 +0100
    Hello Mr Frith

    I understand that you are already involved with the imminent withdrawal of the X35 bus service, impacting the daily commute of a large number of people in the Stubbins, Ramsbottom, Holcombe Brook, Tottington and wider Bury area to Manchester city centre.

    From the recent Bury Times article, I appreciate that you have already received correspondence from concerned commuters, however as I also fall within that category, I would like to bring the following points to your attention, which will hopefully support the challenge to maintain a good service to Manchester commuters.

    1. By definition of a ‘commuter bus’, the vast majority of passengers pay the standard fare, with few, if any, students, senior citizens etc therefore such service would no doubt be more profitable and indeed, contribute to subsidies on other services.

    2. The commuters are professional and courteous. Buses are left in a good, clean state (thereby reducing cleaning costs) and the drivers are treated with the respect they deserve, in stark constrast to some other services.

    3. The X35 service has previously been of limited stop, which positively impacts the fuel performance of the bus fleet.

    4. The existing services are well used within the local community and the removal of the X35 could result in more vehicles on the road, as people struggle to get to work on time, on our already congested roads.

    Along with others in the area, I heavily rely on the X35 bus service on my daily commute and feel very passionately about the withdrawal of such, which I feel reflects a total disregard of a loyal customer base who ultimately contribute to the companies profit line.

    Please feel free to contact me, to discuss further.

    Kate Gillies
  • commented 2017-07-17 11:01:02 +0100
    Dear Sir’

    May I hgave an appointment with you please and did you get my e-mail about Blackpool post office ex-postmastetr and the Blackpool police. The ex postmaaster and my ex landlord was FAYAZ AYUBY. Yours Truly Leslie Lewis
  • commented 2017-07-11 17:30:23 +0100
    Hello James , my name is jacob Oliver Grainger born 2nd 1998 recently I was assaulted around goshen park in bury the bury police could not help me as their was no camras around that park in the day their was bury football girls playin and I’ve lost one of my witnesses im gobsmacked as over 2000 people saw me get beat up coughing blood out my mouth eyes nose you name it id like to meet with you James so I can get my nose fixed an get back on track an so I never get hurt again this case goes back to me when I was younger an David nuttal failed to help me I’m on nhs waiting list an I have to appeal the commissions an they have no criteria when asked I’m 18 an I wanna end austerity an commend the white paper act to help people in bury id love to meet anyone willing to help me in this an help me get back on track I haven’t been college for ages now like a year or so an tbh I’m depressed ever since social services as they hurt me spirtually which David nuttal knows