At the latest Bramley Parish Council meeting (28th July) a request came from Anne Milton's office that the BPS website carry "details of surgeries throughout her constituency". The wording was quite odd; it was almost as if they wanted to back-date the request for some strange reason.
I think we can assume that similar requests have now gone out to other regional sites of this type (where they'll probably fare better than they will with BPC, who tend to avoid party politics).
But why these websites? Why not her own?
Well, I'm glad you asked...
Over the weekend, a new page that actually acknowledges the existence of surgeries has appeared on the guildfordconservatives.com website.
Future dates and locations have yet to be posted, but this would seem to be progress. Of the A281 variety.
It's a sad state of affairs when an MP who won her seat on promises of action over and above that of the former MP has to be publicly provoked into taking simple measures like this.
I get the distinct impression that - like Nick St Aubyn, the Tory MP who served before Sue Doughty - Milton has little intention of doing much in the constituency aside from an opening barrage of questions meant to 'address' some major election promises (Gesta Non Verba, anyone?) and she will take what measures she can to avoid this (primary!) aspect of her role.... *if* she feels she can get away with it.
Well, I don't plan to let her get away with it. She's here to serve us; not use us as her entry-ticket to Willy's Westminster Chocolate Factory.
I fully intend to see that she works for us to the full extent of her somewhat limited capacity.
And if she thinks that she can win the seat a second time without moving into the constituency, she's got another think coming.