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  • commented 2018-05-02 16:57:55 +0100
    I voted for you in the last election and wondered if you could help me now. There is some Japanese Knotweed outside my house and it is on council land and jepadising the sale of my house. I need it removing urgently please.

    sue robinson 106 Mather Road. 0161 797 9813
  • commented 2018-04-16 14:15:39 +0100
    I all ready worked with MP AFZAL KHAN .now am living in REDCLIFF I WANTS TO WORK WITH YOU .am labour member as well
  • commented 2018-04-16 06:24:15 +0100
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  • commented 2018-04-12 15:57:57 +0100
    I hope you can help if possible. My mother in law is 91 years old and lives at 3 Plover Drive. She has lived there for over 30 years and apart from having a wall knocked down just after she moved in where the coal shed used to be and a new boiler about 7 years ago she has had nothing done in the kitchen. She is registered blind and has C.O.P.D is quite deaf and very frail amongst other things. She has fallen a few times due to an uneven floor which was due the wall being knocked down and them never putting it right and we have asked 7 Town Housing on numerous occasions to fix it along with damp on the walls . The damp took two years for them to do anything to and they kept saying they will do the kitchen but as the time gets nearer they put it off yet again. A couple of years ago my mother in laws side of the estate had new kitchens installed but for some reason hers was not done. She was promised that she would have hers re fitted a couple of times but they said she would definitely have it done this April only to be told last week it’s not being done after all. We get the feeling they are just waiting for her to die and don’t care about her wellbeing .

    I cannot believe how they look after their long standing tenants and the way they treat an old frail woman. Please help us we feel we have hit a brick wall and they don’t listen to our concerns.
  • commented 2018-04-10 11:59:15 +0100
    Dear James Frith

    I was wondering if you could help as parking is ridiculous dangerous where I live. There isnt enough parking spaces so people are parking on the pavement on the corner. It’s not so bad during the day when people are work it’s the evening time and weekends. There is big trees in front of houses which are big and parking bays could be put in place

    Yours gratefully

    Jill budgen
  • commented 2018-03-14 19:07:41 +0000
    Hi James,

    I’m writing about your campaign to stop the 468 First Bus service between Jericho and Tottington. I use the service on weekdays as I work at Derby High School and use the bus stop near the terminus at Jericho.. I am unable to drive due to a disability so it’s important for me to have a reliable bus service. Of late, these are the issues which have occurred when using the service:

    Before Christmas, First buses were turning into the terminus, coming back out with “Service not in use” displayed and driving past. I can’t remember the dates as I didn’t realise this may have been a ploy to suggest the service was “poorly used” – a comment from First in The Bury Times on 7th February.

    Regularly, a First Bus will wait at the terminus for a Rosso bus to pass by (even if this means they leave the terminus a couple of minutes late) for people to get on. The First bus follows the Rosso bus virtually empty into Bury. This happened when both First and Rosso buses ran a service from Jericho at 7.33 until the end of January. Again this makes the service look not viable. Last Tuesday 6th March when I got on the 7.43 service at Jericho the driver told me not to put my pass on the machine. He did this to some other people getting on at later stops. Again, as my journey wasn’t registered this makes it look as though fewer people are using the service.

    On Thursday 8th March on a return journey from Bury Bus Station to Jericho, a list was put up cancelling around 15 services to Jericho. This also happened twice in February although I am not sure of the dates. When a Rosso bus arrived it was packed and there was standing room only, I ended up standing next the driver, past where you are not supposed to stand for health and safety reasons. On Friday 9th March a First bus arrived 10 minutes late and the driver told everyone just to get on and not bother showing tickets or passes. He only took money (and registered the journeys) of people paying cash. This was a whole bus load of people most of whose journeys were not registered again making the service look not viable. On Saturday 10th March at around 5pm my teenage daughter was using the service and it didn’t turn up. This week, yesterday the 7.33 from Jericho didn’t turn up.

    A work colleague whose husband works for First tells me First are extremely short of drivers and are using agency staff who don’t know routes so perhaps that’s why First want to cut services?

    If First don’t want to run the service then Rosso need to run more services. I choose to use First in the morning as because I get on at Jericho I am able to get a seat. If I use Rosso at that time in the morning it is extremely busy with schoolchildren. Many don’t use the school bus that runs on the route to Bury Church and the one which goes to St Gabriels so the public service is very busy. Children are going to St Gabriels, Tottington High, Derby High and Bury Church on this route so buses are packed.

    I’d appreciate if you could let me know the outcome of your campaigning.


    Christina West.
  • commented 2018-03-14 18:38:46 +0000
  • commented 2018-02-27 15:31:52 +0000
    Dear sir,having just been made aware of Jeremy Corbyns about turn on the single market and customs union I would just like to remind you that your constituants voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU,and I am absolutely sure that they understood what that meant, I am tasking you with putting the wishes of the people who elected you before any personal inclinations to scupper the Brexit progress, if you choose to ignore their wishes I think I can say with a degree of certainty that you will not get elected in this town again,I note that you have not voted against your party on the subject up to now and I think in the interests of democracy that this should change,we put you in and we can get you out.
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  • commented 2018-01-26 20:29:29 +0000
    Sir..was proud to work ar Brandlesholme at election…and go home very tired and see you elected and oust Nuttall

    …..please STOP Trump coming here
  • 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
  • commented 2017-11-18 15:55:09 +0000
  • 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