Sam Dixon MP
Sam Dixon MP

The life of an Member of Parliament can be incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding.  

MPs usually will find out what debates have been scheduled one or two weeks in advance. However, on the day, things can change at the drop of a hat. 

Every morning, decisions are made on Ministerial Statements and Urgent Questions. These are usually on pressing issues of the day, giving MPs an opportunity to question the Government. These will be followed by debates on legislation and motions tabled by members.  

Parallel to the business in the main Chamber, my diary in Westminster includes debates in Westminster Hall; participating in various committees considering Bills or Delegated Legislation; meetings with colleagues and organisations, both local to Chester and national, as well as my duties as an Opposition Whip, to name just some of the activities in which I’m involved.  

Between meetings and debates, I take every opportunity to catch up on correspondence from Chester residents. 

My favourite part of the job is on a Friday and over the weekend when I am back in Chester, visiting local communities and talking to residents about what matters most to them. Let me take you through just one Friday from earlier in February.  

I started the morning with a community litter pick around Hoole, joining local councillor, Adam Langan and members of the community.  

I then met AbstractA, a brilliant local group bringing together people over a shared passion for abstract art. I thoroughly enjoyed having a go at some blind drawing, although I may need a bit more practice.  

Following this, I met with staff and volunteers at Hoole community centre to catch up on all the amazing work they are doing to support people from across Chester. I even had a quick pit stop at Hobson’s café, one of the best hidden gems in Chester. They serve a delicious breakfast!  

In the afternoon, I met staff and volunteers at The Samaritans. I’d like to thank this wonderful group of people for the help they give people across our region and beyond who are struggling with their mental health.  

I also held one of my weekly surgeries, talking to residents about issues affecting them. If you need help or would like to discuss any issue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 

Not one day is the same but the aim of each day is always to help and represent Chester and my constituents to the best of my ability. It’s a pleasure and an honour.  

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