It is important to Craig to be as accessible to his constituents as possible. He therefore holds regular surgeries by appointment, open surgeries (no appointment needed), pop-up surgeries, and coffee mornings around the Calder Valley.
Craig is able to undertake cases for his constituents on a range of issues, with the help of his team.
If you have a specific issue which you require help with, you can call his office on 01484 711260 for advice and possibly a surgery appointment if you need one.
Quite often assistance can be given without requiring a meeting, or work may be done in advance of one.
As a Member of Parliament Craig is best able to assist with matters for which Parliament or central government is responsible such as:
- Tax problems involving the HM Revenue and Customs Department.
- Problems dealt with by the Department for Work and Pensions such as benefits, pensions and National Insurance.
- Problems dealt with by the Home Office, such as immigration.
- Problems dealt with by the Department of Health, such as hospitals and the National Health Service (NHS).
- Problems dealt with by the Department for Education, such as school closures and grants.
However, Craig will aim to advise on all matters and signpost you to where you can best get help with any other issues, for example, with local Council matters.
Please note that he is not able to settle private disputes with neighbours or employers, nor can he help in family arguments or some individual consumer matters. He cannot interfere with decisions made in court or the legal process.
These are guidelines only and if you are unsure whether Craig can assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.
Surgeries by appointment
Call the Constituency Office on 01484 711260 to book and for venue details. Prior to booking, we will need to know additional information in order to assist you with your enquiry.
Wednesday 26th February - Hipperholme & Lightcliffe - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 4th March - Rastrick - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 11th March - Greetland & Stainland - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 18th March - Ripponden - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 25th March - Luddendenfoot - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 1st April - Elland - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 8th April - Todmorden - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 15th April - Brighouse - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 22nd April - Hebden Bridge - 10am - 12noon
Wednesday 29th April - Hipperholme & Lightcliffe - 10am - 12noon
Come and have a tea/coffee (and a couple of biscuits!) with Craig for a Q&A session – open to all constituents. Please contact the office to confirm how many would like to attend. This will help us cater for everyone:
Saturday 29th February 2020 - Shepherds Rest Inn, Lumbutts Rd, Todmorden OL14 6JJ - 10am - 12noon
Saturday 25th April 2020 - The Malt House, 270 Oldham Rd, Rishworth, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4QB - 10am - 12noon
Open & Pop Up Surgeries
No appointment necessary, just drop in and have a chat (NB: please contact us to check availability as these dates are subject to change):
Saturday 29th February - Todmorden Library, 8 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden OL14 5AA - 12.30pm - 2pm
Friday 13th March - Elland Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Elland, Halifax HX5 9DT - 10.30am - 12noon
Saturday 25th April - Ripponden Conservative Club, 212 Halifax Rd, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4BG - 12.30pm - 2pm
Friday 5th June - Older Persons Information Fair (more information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/184945919289837/) - Todmorden Town Hall, Bridge St, Todmorden OL14 5AA - 10am - 2pm
Visits to Calder Valley schools, businesses, events, organisations etc., or a group of 6+ people for a ‘Meet Your MP’ question and answer style session on request, subject to availability.