New Forest East



The following quotations are extracts from Letters of Thanks sent by constituents – and a few non-constituents – to Julian in response to casework and other issues tackled by him and his Parliamentary Office team. Naturally, this snapshot represents only a fraction of the local cases undertaken and issues addressed.

“I am writing this letter in order that it can be put on record how grateful I am for the assistance you gave me recently. I was amazed how quickly and efficiently you responded to my original letter. … It has become crystal clear what a hardworking member of parliament you are. Due to our recent interaction, I have been looking at your website and I’m amazed how much work you are getting through on behalf of your constituents. Thank you so much!”
AV, Totton

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and support over the past couple of years. I have been very grateful for all the correspondence you have forwarded to me and for being taken seriously. Without the support of MPs like you who fought our corner, we possibly would never have achieved such an outcome.”
VC, Holbury

“We are very pleased to advise that the Leave to Remain for my wife … has finally been granted … Your intervention has surely assisted in this matter … we express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude.”
TH, Dibden Purlieu

“[I] am writing to let you know that my driving licence arrived in this morning’s post and to thank you for your help and intervention in resolving this issue.”
KR, Winsor

“I thank you once again for all your hard unseen work.”
DM, Langley

“Thank you for obtaining the information I required from the DWP.”
PL, Sway

“A very big thank you for your help with the matter of the Rent Book.”
PC, Brockenhurst

“Thank you very much for sending the Minister’s letter on to me … I thank you for your time, expertise and supportive action.”
HG, Lyndhurst

“A short line to thank you for looking into my lengthy struggle to renew my driving licence.”
JH, Lymington

"Many thanks for your intervention which was very instrumental in my granddaughter’s … education needs. … So please believe me when I say this is the best Christmas present … I can’t thank you enough.

SM, Fawley

"Very many thanks for sending me the transcript of the debate on the Istanbul Convention. … It was good of you to take the time and trouble to keep us in the loop.”
JH, Fritham

“I received a telephone call on Tuesday from the DWP Complaints Department, notifying me that my state pension will now be increased … This will be backdated … Thank you very much for your help in expediting my claim, for which I am appreciative.”
AH, Lymington

“Thank you for your help in raising awareness surrounding my son’s illness and my frustration getting treatment for him … None of this would have been possible without your help, so from the bottom of my heart I thank you, not only for listening to my problem, but your actions of taking the matter to the House of Commons.”
SH, Woodlands

“Thank you so much for your help with my case for my driver’s licence. I received this back at the end of last week and since then I have found a job & started living again. Words can’t express how thankful I am to you for your input!”
HD, Brockenhurst

“Thank you for your swift intervention … HMRC have done a terrific job of supporting individuals and businesses with all sorts of initiatives and useful information … the reprieve on the penalty front and indeed the surcharges … is really heartening.”
SH, Bartley

“A quick thank you for a copy of your participation during the debate on the government’s miserable mishandling of the Equitable collapse compensation. I value your support.”
RT, Brockenhurst

“Thank you very much for your efforts and correspondence regarding the French Roaming Permits for Abnormal Loads. As you know this difficult issue has now been resolved … so thank you.”
GH, Hythe

“We are writing to inform you that … a positive response was received from the Home Office, my wife’s visa was approved. We thank you for your assistance in this matter.”
N & VS, Totton

“Thank you for your recent support and for forwarding the reply you received [about the medal for Nuclear Test Veterans] … we are heartened by your support.”
AD, Dibden Purlieu

“I have had both operations now on my eyes, both very successful … Thank you for your help.”
AP, Totton

“I refer to my letter to you … concerning the face-mask policy … which you kindly passed on to the Equalities Minister for comment. I have now received the reply from the Department of Health and Social Care that you forwarded to me which is extremely helpful. Thank you for your assistance.”
RT, Brockenhurst

“As a direct result of your action on our behalf … we finally received a reply to our enquiry after ten weeks. We are delighted to say that the reply was positive regarding our being able to purchase nitrate credits to mitigate our small development. … Once again thank you for your work on our behalf.”
G & LS, Lymington

“Thank you for your support, regarding my husband's driving licence … a miracle happened: the licence came through.”
DE, Bartley

“Thank you so much for helping to sort the bullying situation out for my daughter. She is attending school properly again now and much happier to do so.”
RL, Holbury

“[I] congratulate you on that excellent article you wrote in the Daily Telegraph giving your understanding of the best way to deal with a country like Afghanistan – that of Containment. Knowing about the three Afghan Wars we had and then the Russians equally unsuccessful ten-year war more recently, your solution seems to be exactly the right answer. I feel proud of my MP.”
PC, Lymington

“Thank you so very much for following up our concerns re our tenancy. I’m pleased to advise NFDC has contacted us & we are going to be given a secure joint tenancy. This has taken a huge weight off us.”
EW & ML, Woodlands

“Just to say thank you for your help in trying to resolve the concern for [deleted] who hopefully is now home and still recovering from her hospital drama! … your co-operation in trying to alleviate the situation was very appreciated!”
GM, Hythe

“May I thank you (as always) for your tireless and unseen work that you do for your constituents. Your sense of duty is unbounded, and that is a very rare commodity in this day and age.”
DM, Blackfield

“Thank you for your help regarding my daughter’s Universal Credit Allowance.”
JN, Marchwood

“Thank you for your help with getting HMRC to respond to my problems with my online tax return.”
BL, Woodlands

“Thank you so much for your speedy response & supporting me.”
SF, Pilley

“ ‘Thank You' to you for your conscientious service to the constituency over many years and many issues.”
MG, Totton

“Thank you for your most encouraging letter … expressing confirmation that you were working behind the scenes to encourage Southern Water to adopt the Havant Thicket Reservoir as an alternative option. This came at a time when we were very worried about how to go forward. Your letter … gave us the ‘lift’ we needed!”
JP, Holbury

“I am writing to thank you wholeheartedly for extraordinary lengths you went to on my behalf in my struggles with the Prudential. … I have now received a letter from the Prudential, acknowledging their failure to communicate effectively … I have no doubt that but for your intervention I would have received a standard response denying any fault of any kind. Indeed their letter of apology explicitly refers to your involvement.”
DM, Dibden Purlieu  

“Thank you for your time last Friday. We appreciate the long hearing that you gave us and we were cheered by those areas where we were able to agree.”
MC, Southampton

“Many thanks for your prompt reply to my letter … for your attention to the issue I raised.”
RL, Dibden Purlieu

“Thank you for your letter … your assistance in this matter [visitor visa application] is very much appreciated …”
EH, Sway

“I thank you for all that you do for your constituents and for the country and for your attention to the issue I have raised.”
AE, Dibden Purlieu

“My new driving licence arrived from the DVLA yesterday and I would like to thank you and your staff for interceding for me. I was gratified to receive your prompt reply to my initial letter of concern and to receive details of your response with a copy of your letter to the DVLA. Thank you for your help.”
AB, Totton

“I would like to thank you for getting in touch with SSEN on my behalf. I have received the letter from SSEN, explaining fully the problem they had.”
TK, Dibden 

“Many thanks for your unexpectedly swift response to my letter.”
AC, Bartley 

“I appreciate your rapid reply … Your position as chairman of this [Intelligence and Security] Committee is an excellent choice and I would support you wholeheartedly and would politely point out to our Prime Minister that you have been (and will continue to in some shape or form) an excellent MP for the New Forest, and respected by your constituents.”
IH, Dibden Purlieu 

“I would like to thank you for contacting Southampton General Hospital regarding my case.”
DP, Totton 

“We have always been impressed by your prompt and well-informed responses to our inquiries. … Be assured that we will continue to support you in any event and vote for you in any future elections … We both sincerely hope that others in this area feel the same as us.”
T & HR, Dibden 

“Thank you for forwarding to me the letter from the Minister of State for Justice re the case of [deleted]. … Thank you so much for your help.”
IW, Sway 

“I am writing to thank you for taking the time to look into the situation outlined in my letter … and for forwarding it to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. … I would also like to thank you personally for your continuing support …”
AR, Totton 

“I am writing to thank you for your intervention on my behalf with the DVLA. … My new licence was issued … I am certain this would not have happened without your interventions.”
DB, Blackfield

“Thank you for your interest in the matter of Boldre valley.”
DR, Lymington

“I would like to thank you for your help with Child Maintenance.”
SL, Holbury

“I just want to thank you for your recent correspondence regarding the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations.”
SD, Totton

“I just wanted to write to thank you and your office for the effort you have made on our behalf. We applied for the discretionary grant with New Forest District Council, that you made us aware of and … we have just had paid into our account …”
RP, Cadnam

“I would like to thank you and your staff for all the help, advice and support.”
CH, Marchwood

“I am very pleased to report that Barclays reversed its decision … they would not have been so motivated if I had not asked for your help.”
MP, Sway

“Just a short note to say a big thank you for your very kind message … for your continuing interest.”
JH, Holbury

“Just to advise you we have now been repatriated … back to the UK. … thank you and all your staff for all the help in this matter.”
KH, Marchwood

“Thank you for your prompt reply.”
VM, Holbury 

“I am writing to you to thank you for following this matter [of self-employed sick benefit] up for me. …I cannot thank you enough.”
GS, Holbury

“Many thanks for your good work in the ‘House’ and constituency.”
J & PH, Lyndhurst

“I am writing to thank you for your most helpful support … As a result of your personal intervention … the incomplete and misleading information given to the authorities previously, by others, has been revealed and corrected.”
HG, Lyndhurst

“Just a line thanking you for letting me know (in your detailed letter) that our Government is keeping a watchful eye on our ‘traditional adversaries’ [Russian ships in the Channel]. Keep up the great work!”
TK, Dibden

“Thank you for your letter in regard of my fiancée’s visa. … the decision was being overturned. … So nice we have an MP willing to help.”
MO, Blackfield

“We have this morning received a telephone call from NFDC to inform us that they will be giving us a six-month ‘holiday’ from the empty homes premium … We cannot tell you how grateful we are to you for your intervention in this and your help once again.”
GN, Sway

“I would like to offer you our heartfelt thanks for your sterling and professional leadership in your capacity as Chairman of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. … Thank you once again for your unstinting efforts on behalf of OUR Armed Forces.”
DT, Hampshire

“I am writing to say how much my sister and I enjoyed our tour of the Houses of Parliament yesterday and to watch the Commons in action from the public gallery. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am very grateful to you and the staff of your office for making … such a special day to remember.”
JH, Brockenhurst

“Thank you very much for your support … when we applied for visiting to come to UK.”
SM, New Forest

“Thank you for your time & always responding so quickly to my questions & for your support for so many things.”
SL, Ashurst

“Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for resolving my issues with HMRC. Not only did I get the money owed to me but also £100 compensation.”
NP, Brockenhurst

“Many thanks for sending me the response from the Council in respect of our parking problems.”
HM, Dibden Purlieu

“A little note to thank you for your letter … regarding fly tipping. …huge thanks again from one very grateful constituent.”
SG, Brook 

“Thank you for stating your views so honestly. You have obviously spent time researching and considering the issues.”
AE, Dibden Purlieu

“I have now received the back payment to my bank account, and a letter from the DWP … Once again I am humbled and truly thankful for all your help in resolving this matter.”
SB, Cadnam

“Thank you for continuing to let me know how matters stand with the roadworks … I do appreciate your help and interest in this.”
BT, Dibden Purlieu

“We would like to thank you for supporting our Christmas Fayre this December. It was nice to see you there.”
JC, Fawley

“You are a good man, Julian. Thank you.”
CK, Marchwood

“I am writing to express my gratitude for all your hard work and help … You have helped us more than you could ever know.”
DC, Holbury

“Thank you most sincerely for your hard work over many years and the kindness and friendship you have shown to a very unfashionable cause [restoring War Widows' Pensions].”
JN, Lyndhurst

“Thank you for your kindness and help.”
WS, Langley

“Thank you for taking the time to respond.”
DH, Totton

“Thank you for all the hard work you put into representing all of us, in the local area.”
AE, Dibden Purlieu

“I would like to thank Sir Julian Lewis for meeting with my partner and myself yesterday. It was a very productive meeting.”
CM, Hythe

“Thank you for your help recently. I have now, finally, got my refund from British Airways.”
JR, Hythe

“Thank you again for always responding so fully and promptly.
JC, Lyndhurst

“Please accept this letter as a sincere thank you for your intervention in an HMRC issue.”
MB, Holbury

“I know you do a great job for your constituents.”
JM, Minstead 

“Thank you for your very prompt, and it would seem, successful help … You have, I believe, helped to prevent what would seem to have been a cynical attempt to circumvent the planning laws.”
J & PW, Ower

“I must express my gratitude for your kind response to my letter.”
SG, Hythe

“Thank you so much for your response and details of your ongoing support.”
JS, Totton

“You are an extremely capable and honest Member of Parliament, and I thank you for your representation.”
DM, Langley

“Thank you once again to you and your team … for your support.”
HW & LH, Netley Marsh

“Thank you for taking the time and trouble to refer this matter to HM Treasury.”
PR, Beaulieu

“Thank you very much for all your recent help in resolving the problems I experienced with GWR.”
ZC, Blackfield

“Thank you very much indeed for taking the time and trouble in sending me a copy of the letter from the new Minister.”
JC, Bramshaw 

“Thank you so much for giving us such a memorable day on Monday at the House of Commons. You looked after us so well, we were amazed at how much time you spent with us. … You spent a long time patiently explaining to us the intricacies of the work of the MPs which was very interesting.”
NR, Lyndhurst

“Thank you for your reply to my letter … concerning the non-payment of my carer’s allowance. … I am pleased to advise that I have received this payment … I have every confidence that you had, or would have had, a positive role in this matter.”
SB, Holbury

“We are writing to thank you for your kindness in inviting us to visit the Palace of Westminster. We really appreciated your generosity with your time. The tour … was fascinating, and your enthusiastic commentary brought the place to life.”
DT, Ashurst

“Please inform Sir Julian that the last [dangerous Openreach telegraph pole] … was removed … and thank him for his help.”
KB, Sway

“Thank you for your continuing impressive parliamentary form and the insightful, telling Questions you put to ministers, especially with regard to Russia and the Treasury-driven hollowing out of the British Army.”
SE, Lymington

“I write today with extreme gratitude to you for your help … the change for us as a family is hard to describe, suffice to say I’ve slept a full night for the first time in 18 months!”
LS, Totton

“Thank you for helping … to get clarification of my State Pension forecast.”
TU, Totton

“Thank you for all your work supporting us, your constituents.”
SP, Lyndhurst

“We have now received the refund for electricity, and would like to thank you for your concern and your prompt response to our issue.”
G & CR, Woodlands

“Thank you so much for contacting BT on my behalf. It certainly produces a result.”
NB, Brockenhurst

“Thank you for the letter you sent to … the Southampton General Hospital regarding my … operation. ... I am pleased to say the hospital has contacted me … I am extremely grateful for your help and feel sure that but for your letter, I would still be waiting.”
SW, Totton

“Thank you for responding to my letters. What you wrote to … Adults’ Health and Care was just what I thought was needed to just get things looked at and speed things up.”
AD, Totton

“Thank you for your kind intervention.”
RC, Calmore

“Our grateful thanks for assisting with our broadband connection issues.”
A & RB, Brockenhurst

“Thank you for the interest you have taken in the traffic issues.”
RS, Lyndhurst

“Thank you for the information you have sent me … regarding the questions that have been asked in both Houses of Parliament about the progress of the medal for the Nuclear Test Veterans. … Thank you for your continuing support on this matter.”
AD, Cadnam

“Thank you most sincerely for arranging to rectify the noisy manhole cover outside our house.”
SF, Lyndhurst

“Thank you so much for all your help.”
VF, Holbury

“I wish to tell you how grateful I am for your diligent help.”
SC, East Boldre

“Thank you for your copy of the reply from DVLA regarding optical tests for renewing one’s driving licence. … The test has been done and my new driving licence issued.”
JW, Totton

“I am pleased to report that I have now received a driving licence at long last. … Thank you for your initial response.”
JB, Brook

“You have been amazing and [I] can never thank you enough.”
MA, Dibden Purlieu

"Thank you and your office once again for acting so quickly and decisively from the outset … sincere thanks … for a job exceedingly well done.”
AA, Lyndhurst

“Thank you for your kind intervention in the case of the visas for our potential Ukrainian guests. The remaining visas all came through.”
WW, Lyndhurst

“I am grateful to you for your intervention, without which I very much doubt there would have been such a positive outcome to this issue.”
TC, Brockenhurst

“Thank you for your timely intervention over our persistent power cuts.”
L & ID, Totton

“You always reply to correspondence which is very helpful.”
DM, Langley 

“I am extremely grateful to you and your team for the support, effort and actions to address this [late penalty payments] with HMRC.”
AP, Minstead

“I appreciate your diligence and commitment … This is a significant piece of work for you, not, I guess, strictly necessary, but a helpful gesture of support. Thank you.”
AD, Beaulieu

“Thank you for your help in disposing of the refrigerator … NFDC has come back to me.”
BL, Woodlands

“Much appreciated that you sent the Hansard.”
A & FD, Beaulieu

“Thank you for all you did in getting my driving licence to me.”
RP, Totton

“Thank you for your prompt response to my letter … regarding the tax affairs … Your intervention did result in a reasonably rapid outcome … We are most grateful for your help.”
AC, Dibden Purlieu

“Thank you for your efforts to release our property from the police … It is appreciated and good to see politicians helping people in whatever way they can.”
JF, Totton

“Thank you for your prompt response to my letter … which certainly got things moving.”
CH, Hampshire

“May I first thank you for having the kind and helpful assistant that I spoke to today [about a replacement passport]. Society really would benefit from more people like him. … As the passport has now been found your assistance is no longer necessary, but it was reassuring to hear that your office could and would help.”
SS, Blackfield

“Thank you for the letter you wrote to the DVLA … I am now pleased to say that my driving licence arrived … so kind of you to help me as you always have done in the past as my MP.”
JB, Dibden Purlieu

“Thank you for your assistance.”
PD, Boldre

“Thank you for all your efforts … I really appreciate all your help.”
LY, Hythe

“I have now received my driving licence … I am extremely grateful for your intervention, which it seems pushed this along. Thank you so very much.”
SM, Langley

“Thank you for forwarding a copy of the letter and report from Hampshire County Council on the outcome of the review of the Traffic Order … I thank you for your interest in this matter.”
GW, Brockenhurst

“This is a simple ‘Thank You’ letter … We would have made no progress without your help and the unfair system [of Council Tax banding] would have continued.”
SE, Dibden Purlieu

“Thank you and your offices in Cadnam for the fast and efficient handling of my call for help to have my driving licence re-issued.”
HA, East Boldre

“Thank you so much for your help [with restoring power]… without your prompt help, we would still be vainly trying to make OVO see sense.”
BS, Minstead

“Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to my letter about some retailers no longer accepting cash.”
RC, Totton

“If you had not contacted the DVLA on my behalf, I would probably have to wait several more weeks for [my driving licence] to be renewed. … Thank you.”
SR, Ashurst

“Thank you for your intervention with the DVLA … and am pleased to say that [the driving licence] has now been returned.”
SW, Totton

“Over the recent years you have responded to my requests for support with the then ongoing Medal [for British Personnel Involved in the Nuclear Testing Programmes] campaign and I am very grateful for that. Thank you once again.”
AD, Dibden Purlieu

“Thank you for your reply to my letter … I was pleased to see that you agree with my remarks [about bank branch closures].”
VT, Bartley

“Thank you for your prompt response to my letter, which I found most heartening. It is very good to know that at least some of our parliamentary representatives are taking the current appalling situation seriously.”
JW, Woodlands

“Thank you so much for helping to sort my benefits out.”
TS, Fawley

“Thank you again for the care and understanding you have shown.”
MG, Totton

“Thank you for taking the time to respond and for forwarding the transcript of the debate in Parliament.”
LB, Hythe 

“Thank you for your letter … together with enclosures.”
SB, Marchwood

“Thank you very much for forwarding the copy letter from the DVLA … your kind intervention was really effective; otherwise, I am quite sure that my application would still be residing in someone’s in-tray. … much appreciation for your help.”
JH, Lymington

“It has been a very long 31/2 years to get the answers that I needed, you assisted in prompting the court to reply on a couple of occasions when I felt things weren’t moving along and I really appreciate this, thank you again.”
DB, Calmore

“I am delighted to tell you that my difficulty with British Gas has now been resolved. I know that it was due to your intervention on my behalf. … Once again, very many thanks to you for helping me with this issue.”
IJ, Marchwood

“A note to thank you for the time and trouble you took to give me a very fulsome reply.”
MS, Hythe

“It is greatly appreciated that you took the time and effort to help us.”
SL, Marchwood

“Thank you for your prompt replies and support.”
BE, Hythe

“I am writing to express my gratitude for your help regarding my return to driving. Thank you for sending a series of letters on my behalf to help speed the process up.”
OS, Dibden Purlieu

“It was a pleasure speaking to you last week, thank you so much for the follow-up call and for all the support you have given me throughout what was a difficult time for me.”
MD, Totton

“Thank you for your prompt support by tabling a Written Question regarding recognition of those who were involved in the Nuclear Testing Programmes.”
AD, Dibden Purlieu

“Thank you so much for being there for us all.”
PH, Cadnam

“Many thanks for replying to my letter. … On your suggestion, I have visited your website and have read most sections within it, including your ‘Commons Speeches’ which I found very interesting and engaging. … I for one will be voting for you at the next General Election and also subsequent
TK, Dibden

“I am just getting in contact to let you know that I have now received my passport. Many thanks for your assistance in resolving this situation.”
MH, Dibden Purlieu

“Thank you for your assistance in prompting the DVLA to generate a new licence for me.”
JM, Cadnam

“Thank you so much for your help in quickly resolving my problem with regard to non-receipt of my old age pension.”
IE, East Boldre

“Thanks for all you [do] for your constituency.”
IT, Beaulieu

“I thank you as ever, for your very fair and informative approach to this [Transgender Conversion Therapy] and any subject. … Many thanks for all the work you do on behalf of your constituents.”
VH, Holbury

“Many thanks for your letter … I very much appreciate your careful approach to this [conversion therapy] and am delighted that you attended and indeed spoke at the Westminster Hall debate …”
IT, Beaulieu

“Thank you so much for all your help.”
K & JM, Totton

“Thank you very much for your efforts on my behalf over my dispute with Tesco Bank Credit Card.”
KF, Hythe

“Our warmest thanks … we have now received all money owing and are back on full benefits.”
GE, Totton

“Thank you for sending me the World Watch List from Open Doors … Thank you for showing concern.”
BH, Marchwood

“Just to say Thank You for your support with my speeding fine.”
BV, Cadnam

“Thank you for the prompt replies and information.”
PN, Holbury

”Very many thanks for sending the NHS papers.”
HW, Sway

“Thank you very much on behalf of … the local community. Our issue with the Post Office has been resolved in a very satisfactory manner.”
MH, East Boldre