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Lichfield MP asks residents to resend emails after online messages from constituents are lost

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being asked to resend emails to the area’s MP after a number of communications with constituents were lost.

Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant said the issue had affected those residents who had used his online contact form between September 9 and 18.

Increased digital security measured had meant some messages had been lost in the system.

The Conservative MP said: “Following the cyber-attacks on Parliament a few months back, the House of Commons has introduced additional filters on incoming emails and an unwanted side effect has been that a number of messages have been lost and cannot be recovered.

“We are really sorry about this. This has now been fixed by the Parliamentary Digital Service and we believe this failure only applies to messages sent via the webform.

“We would ask that urgent messages be sent again.”

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  1. Strumpet

    19th September, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Better still Mr Lubricant, how about just having a contact phone number or having surgeries for constituents? Public servant who takes the money but isn’t accessible isn’t a public servant, just a parasite.

  2. Steven Norman

    19th September, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    If anyone gets a reply from our MP that shows he has done something, anything, to lobby for the replacement of the “temporary” Burntwood Walk In Health Centre please share with Lichfield Live.

    Awaiting my third and probably final Freedom of Information request for any evidence that Mr Fabricant has done anything for Burntwood and Hammerwich health service patients.

  3. GreyWolf

    19th September, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I’m surprised he hasn’t told us to forget this tatty website and just send him a tweet instead. Thou, I’m not sure how the greys would cope….

  4. Sue Woodward

    19th September, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    It would be good if he had a direct email too, not the contact form. Seems like that’s what’s caused the problem here.

    I’ll let those electors that I represent know who have contacted him and who are STILL waiting for replies such as on disability cuts or academies trying to change employees T&Cs or the 70% reduction in bus subsidies or…..

  5. Fabtastic

    20th September, 2017 at 9:08 am

    He can be contacted more directly on

  6. Burntwood

    20th September, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I don’t think he wants that. Does anyone know when and where he holds his secret surgeries?

  7. Chris

    22nd September, 2017 at 10:17 am

    He can occasionally be found chatting loudly in the snug of the Kings Head on a Wednesday evening. Not sure that counts as a surgery though.

  8. Fabtastic

    22nd September, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    He also makes himself available for public viewing (though no talking to him please) on occasional sunny Friday/Saturday afternoons outside Caffe Nero.

  9. AgitatorofPeople

    22nd September, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    He has his Constituency office at No.8 Bore Street, you think you are walking into an accountancy business but you carry on through the corridor where there is a door leading to a flight of stairs at the back of the building where you will find a very small card proclaiming that our MP Hides out on the top floor, very low profile, unlike his high profile alter ego.

  10. Darryl Godden

    22nd September, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Or Waitrose occasionally, lapping up the sycophancy of the octogenarians.

  11. AgitatorofPeople

    22nd September, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    But never Aldi’s, where he would be flayed alive by irate pensioners the disabled, the yoof, et al.

  12. Fabtastic

    22nd September, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Or worse: Millennials

  13. The Scribbler

    23rd September, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    It doesn’t matter if they were lost. All they would get back is something along the lines of: “I have passed this matter on to the relevant department to seek their views”. Then nothing…ever again…just emptiness…tumbleweed…a black hole…zilch.
    A bit like his level of interest for his constituency…nothing.