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Barrow MP to embark on first annual summer surgery tour

Simon Fell MP

The local MP for Barrow and Furness, Simon Fell, is packing up his office and heading out to all corners of Furness as he takes to the road in his first ever annual summer surgery tour.

Mr Fell will cover more than 200 miles, covering all of the areas of Furness across five days. Calling point number one of the tour is Seathwaite Parish Rooms on Monday 24th August at 10 am. Mr Fell will then make his way through to Grizebeck for a surgery and community litter pick at half past four in the afternoon, via surgery stops in Brougthon and Foxfield.

Day two kicks off with a surgery stop in Kirkby and ends up at Hawcoat Park Sports and Social club, via stops in Askam, Dalton and Newbarns.

Moving through the week and there are calling points on both ends of Walney Island, Barrow Island and Ormsgill. Towards the end of the week, Mr Fell and his team will visit Rampside, Great Urswick, Swarthmoor, Ulverston and Baycliff before ending the tour with stops at the Drop Zone in Hindpool, The Forum and Barrow’s Indoor Market.

Commenting on the tour, Mr Fell said: “I hold surgeries every week but I can’t wait to get out of the office and to meet as many constituents as possible. I hope that people who maybe otherwise wouldn’t think of contacting their local MP for help, will be able to take the opportunity to come and have a chat and let us help them out with whatever issue it is they’re facing.”

Mr Fell plans to make the annual surgery tour a tradition in Furness. He added: “The most important thing for an MP is to get out and to talk to local people to represent them. I hope to make this summer surgery tour an annual event.”

No appointment is necessary and the full programme can be viewed online at or by calling the constituency office on 01229 314 220.