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John Barrett MP

John Barrett MP for Edinburgh West, 2001-2010

Frequently asked questions

This section of the site is continually updated as new questions are added. If you cannot find the information you are looking for in this list or elsewhere in the site, please email johnbarrettmp@parliament.uk and we will reply as soon as possible.

Questions that are asked often will be posted on this web page.


What does John’s work at Westminster involve?

What does John’s work in the constituency involve?

Is it possible to get a tour of Westminster?

Is it possible to watch a debate in the House of Commons?

Can I arrange a meeting with John Barrett at Westminster?

Why do MPs get paid allowances or ‘expenses’ on top of their salaries?

What is the most rewarding part of being an MP?

What are the toughest challenges of the job?

What has John been working on recently?

How can I book a surgery appointment?

How do I know if I should be speaking to my MP, my MSP or my councillor about an issue?

This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. The site content is being kept online as a source of information, but all forms / email have been disabled.