If you live in the South East of England then, as one of your MEPs, I’m able to help if you have a problem with an issue relating to EU law. You can check if I’m your MEP here.
What I can help with
I can offer help and advice on any issue that relates to EU law, including: consumer protection, EU citizenship rights, employment and trade issues relating to the European Single Market and environmental protection.
What I cannot help with
I am unable to help with issues that fall entirely under the responsibility of the UK government, including: education, the NHS, social services, immigration, benefits and social security, and the majority of employment law.
If you have a problem relating to any of these areas then you should contact your Member of Parliament who is best placed to help. You can find the contact details for your MP here.
A number of other policy areas fall under the remit of local councils, including: housing, public transport, school places, planning decisions and licensing, and social services. If you have a problem relating to any of these areas then you should contact your local councillor(s) who will be best placed to help. You can find the contact details for your local councillor(s) here.
I am also unable to help with any legal issues including matters concerning the European Court of Human Rights. In these instances you need to seek out qualified legal advice.
Other sources of help and advice
In many cases you might find it useful to use one of the following official EU websites that provide direct free help and advice.
Europe Direct answers general questions relating to the EU.
Your Europe Advice offers basic legal advice on specific cases involving EU law and can advise you on national laws in relevant EU countries that relate to your situation.
SOLVIT provides help where EU member states have not implemented EU law properly.
If you have a case that I can assist with then please click here to contact my office.