Julian Lewis, the Conservative MP for New Forest East, has been criticised after it was revealed that he is the only MP who refuses to accept e-mails from constituents. Lewis’s office confirmed that he wouldn’t accept e-mails even from constituents who found it easier to use this method of correspondence.
The Writetothem organisation, which sends e-mails to MPs via their web-site, confirmed that Lewis wouldn’t accept e-mails. The site has been sending messages via fax or e-mail for several years but said in a statement:
“It was only last year that our fax machine finally broke, and in assessing the value of its replacement, we realised that we would be buying a new one only in order to allow contact with a sole MP – Dr Lewis”.