What people think...

We would like to thank you for your letter concerning asbestos checks added on to our service charges with Hyde Housing. We very much appreciated your taking the time to look into this for me.

It is a relief to know that we will not have this charge on our account in the future. Gillian, you are amazing!

- (Constituent) September 2018

 

Thank you so much for helping us after our frustrating experience with the Foreign Office.

My wife’s mother now has a shiny new tourist visa to come and visit us in Chichester in time for Christmas (she is Ugandan and has never travelled outside her country before)! My wife and I were married in June in Oving: regrettably a visitor’s visa application for my mother-in-law was turned down and she missed our wedding; sadly there was no provision to appeal the decision… and then Gillian intervened.

My mother-in-law is now so excited; she has been telling all her family and friends in Uganda how an English MP, whom she has never met, took the time and effort to help make her dream come true.

Gillian, you are a very real blessing.

- Gary and Nimlet (Constituents) August 2018

 

On behalf of West Sussex Growers’ Association, I would like to thank you for your support over the last year for the Horticultural Industry in your constituency. As you already know; the Horticultural Industry in the Chichester area employs over 9,000 people and has annual sales of more than £1billion.

We very much appreciated the whole day that you spent with us last summer, visiting leading horticultural businesses in the area and discussing issues with owners and senior managers.  I know how much you enjoyed the day with us and we were grateful for the full and frank discussions that ensued.  We were also pleased that you were able to find time to be the guest speaker at our Autumn Dinner at the Vicars’ Hall, Chichester at the end of last year.

During this year, the Association has continued to discuss with you and your colleagues such issues as: continued access to the EU labour market, future trade with the EU and the wider world, water resources, improvements to the A27 and many other topics that have a direct effect on the prosperity of the Horticulture Industry in the Chichester area. 

We are delighted that you will be visiting West Sussex Growers’ again in September and that you have agreed to be a key contributor to our Autumn Conference: Innovation, Automation & Robotics to be held at the University of Chichester in October 2018.

The Association and its Members look forward to continuing to work closely with you and your colleagues for many years to come.

- West Sussex Growers Association July 2018

 

Gillian and I, as CDC Leader, have worked extremely well together since her election to Parliament last year. She has helped to arrange accommodation for family and civil hearings at the CDC offices after the Courts close. She has facilitated meetings with Highways England to take the complex A27 issues forward. I know I can always count on her to help advance the District's interests with any part of central Government.

- Tony Dignum, Leader of Chichester District Council June 2018

 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work in resolving our visa issue. You and your team have been absolutely fantastic at every stage and our only regret is that we didn’t contact you sooner. 

- Guy and Lara (Constituents) June 2018

 

Thank you so much for all your, help.  I am sure everything would have taken  so much longer if you hadn’t been there helping to get the “message” through to West Sussex CC.

- Sarah (Constituent) June 2018

 

Camelsdale Primary School (the oldest West Sussex County Council School) in the Midhurst and Petworth Rother Valley Locality of Schools, are delighted to be working closely with Gillian Keegan as our Member of Parliament. Gillian is a very active MP and has taken a great deal of trouble to get to know our schools  and to listen very carefully to the issues we are facing. This has included the issue of school funding and complex special needs. We are very pleased to be working with her to unpick these issues further in the best interests of our small rural schools. Gillian is very approachable as an MP and quickly builds good relationships. She wants our ideas as well as the hard facts and is very keen to support us. Gillian works hard and yet you feel she has time for you when you are in her company... the children loved seeing her when she took time out to visit year 5 pupils from Camelsdale Primary School on a recent visit to Parliament. She tailored her answers to the children’s perceptive questions superbly and relates well to children too! We are very pleased to have Gillian on our side and to be working with her. She is a hands-on, approachable MP and represents us well. Thank you Gillian. Keep up the good work!

- Sarah Palmer, Head Teacher of Camelsdale Primary School May 2018

 

I would like to show my appreciation to the honourable member of parliament for Chichester for her excellent assistance with my immigration issues with the Home Office.With her personal involvement the issues were sorted quickly and promptly and will always be grateful to her for her service.Thank you very much.

- Umar (Constituent) May 2018

 

Gillian, thank you so much for joining us at the Chichester Chamber of Commerce lunch on 13th May 2018, with a variety of local Businesses in attendance.  You engaged so well with all the attendees by immediately walking around the room and introducing yourself to each and every one of them.  You then proceeded to answer all their questions without hesitation or avoidance.  Everyone so enjoyed hearing about your background and how you have become an MP. 

The feedback we have received from this lunch has been fabulous and we appreciated you saying that you would happily support any similar events we run in the future. 

- Julie Harrison CEO Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry April 2018

 

I'd like to thank you for your quick response and swift intervention in what was for me a very stressful and confusing time with regards to my recent cancer diagnosis. You're input really got things moving and I now very much on the road to recovery having received (and still receiving) the urgent treatment I require, thank you once again.

- Gordon (Constituent) April 2018

 

I would just like to say a huge 'thank you' for your intervention. I have no doubt that without it she would still be in a nightmare situation. 

She and her partner have a beautiful daughter and are so content and happy in their flat. It's more than they could have wished for. It's large, warm, newly built, has a garden they can't believe it. 

I know they have been very fortunate and I'm so grateful for your help. I know many families aren't so lucky. Please be assured that they are a very deserving, hard working  and appreciative family.

Many, many thanks

- Veronica (Constituent) March 2018

 

"I would like to thank you for your prompt response to a long going issue we have had with a branch of a national housing group based in Chichester. Services charges were the problem. As a result of your intervention, we have had a response which we hope will come to an amicable resolution."

- Debbie (Constituent) February 2018

 

"I am very grateful to the support and personal interest taken by Gillian Keegan in helping me resolve a long standing and deeply frustrating issue regarding rural broadband connectivity.

Gillian was instrumental in helping my particular case get attention from BT and Openreach. I am happy to say that after her support, our particular part of rural Sussex is finally getting a fibre connection. Thank you for all your support!”

- Paul (Constituent) February 2018