Mark is now the Conservative Party candidate for Fylde. Below is a statement he made when serving as Fylde's MP.
I always try to respond to correspondence from constituents as quickly as possible. Every day I receive a large number of campaign emails from people across Fylde, on a wide variety of issues, frequently, but not always, part of organised campaigns on specific policies.
In order to focus my time on casework and to manage my taxpayer funded staffing costs more effectively, I will be posting my views on topics where I am receiving large volumes of correspondence in this section of my website. I will not be replying directly on topics where my views are available in this section.
I will continue to reply to all constituency enquiries, and specific policy concerns, but I can no longer guarantee an individual reply to each writing campaign email. I prioritise cases where I am concerned someone may be at risk of harm.
Furthermore, I do not sign EDMs as they are costly, hardly ever get debated and I prefer to raise issues of concern directly with the relevant Minister. This way I know the Minister has received a letter regarding the issue.
Thank you for taking the time to contact me.