Chesterfield MP urges residents to complete survey and share opinions on vaccine passports and face masks

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins is urging residents to complete a survey sharing their views on issues such as face masks and vaccine passports.

Thursday, 26th August 2021, 1:59 pm
Updated Monday, 30th August 2021, 12:25 pm

People in Chesterfield have one more week to have their voices heard and fill out the Listening to Chesterfield 2021 survey.

Mr Perkins has spent the summer recess conducting doorstep surveys in the 17 wards within his constituency to hear what constituents think about issues such as mask wearing, vaccine passports and other matters which he may be asked to vote upon in Parliament.

Residents can complete the survey online which was launched to find out what local people think on the Government’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic, the performances of Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer, along with Chesterfield services and amenities.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins is urging residents to complete the Listening to Chesterfield survey where they are asked to share their views on a number of issues.

Mr Perkins said: “It’s been a rollercoaster, having had to self-isolate twice and being recalled to Parliament, which kept requiring re-arrangements, but I have managed to conduct a listening session in every single ward in Chesterfield this summer and get a broad range of opinions.

“As your MP, that feedback from my constituents is so important.

"I wanted to hear from the silent majority, not just the loudest voices on social media, and as people will see when I publish the results, some key themes emerge as well as other issues which are much more finely balanced.”

The MP was joined by local councillors and volunteers who have collectively knocked on hundreds of doors over the last few weeks to encourage people to complete the survey, with more than 700 Chesterfield constituents sharing their opinions.

People in the town are being asked to share what they think about mask wearing and vaccine passports in the survey.

He added: “There is still time to have your say and I want as many people as possible to complete the survey.

"If you have had one through your door, you can send it back via freepost, or you can still fill it in online.

“I always want to hear my constituents’ views, even if we might disagree sometimes! I have always taken the approach that I want to get out there and hear from my constituents.

"It is then my job to make my own decision, but it helps to be aware of what the public mood is on some of these questions, not just the loudest voices.”

To complete the Listening to Chesterfield 2021 survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ListeningtoChesterfield2021.

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