MP vows: ‘I take my constituency work very, very seriously’

BOSTON and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds has defended his constituency work in face of questioning at a council inquiry hearing.

The Conservative MP appeared before Boston Borough Council’s task and finish group into the social impact of population change last Friday.

When quizzed by the public Mr Simmonds stressed he does live in the borough of Boston and says he takes his role ‘very, very seriously’.

He said his consitituency consists of 91 villages and two towns and he needs to be in London from Monday to Thursday to attend the House of Commons.

He admitted when he lived in Church Close that noise from neighbouring migrants ‘wasn’t what I would have liked it to be’ but said anti-social behaviour in the street wasn’t just caused by foreign nationals.

He pointed to his success at the 2005 and 2010 elections where his majority increased from 515 to 5,907 and then 12,426 and said: “I don’t think my majority would’ve increased if I had not done the work properly.”

Mr Simmonds says he helped get investment into the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston College and for extra school places and added: “It’s not enough. It’s certainly not the end, it’s the beginning.”