Jim Sheridan - Labour Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North



Dear Constituent,

You will be aware that the General Election will take place on 7th May 2015.

Following the dissolution of Parliament today I am no longer the MP. I am a Parliamentary Candidate for the Paisley & Renfrewshire North seat. Depending on the area of the constituency you live in, there are Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPís) directly elected in the constituency who will be available to you as usual for advice surgeries during the election period. You can contact the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP Tel: 0131 348-5000 for details on how to contact them. Your Local Councillors will continue to hold surgeries as normal. For details of your Local Councillorís Surgery, you can contact Renfrewshire Council on 0300 300 0300.

If I am successful at the election, I am re-elected immediately as your MP, to continue representing the Paisley & Renfrewshire North Constituency in Parliament. I will then obviously carry on where I left off and get on with any outstanding constituency casework.

If I am not re-elected, all electronic and hard copy records will be destroyed. The House of Commons authorities have advised MPs not to pass on live casework or details to a new MP, except in circumstances where explicit consent has been given by the constituent. In that event, you will need to write to me before Monday 11th May, 2015, giving consent. Otherwise you will need to contact the new MP to explain your concerns once again.

I hope this helps to explain the situation during the period of the dissolution of Parliament.

It has been an honour to represent Paisley & Renfrewshire North in The House of Commons.

With very best wishes,

Jim Sheridan