WINCHESTER MP Steve Brine has been busy in the constituency holding a series of events to find out the issues which matter for residents.

Mr Brine is holding a series of events including street surgeries, door-to-door knocks and supermarket drop-ins during Parliaments annual Summer recess in July and August.

Last week saw the 2017 programme get underway with a special street surgery in Highcliffe. The MP was joined by city councillors Ian Tait and Fiona Mather for the event which took place outside the former Gerrards Store on the corner of Nelson Road and Gordon Avenue.

The MP met a steady stream of local residents, who were keen to discuss a range of national and local topics, including public sector pay, the media, Brexit, local transport and localised flooding on the estate.

Mr Brine said: "I love Summer Tour even when it rains. We set up at and people just came from every direction wanting to chat. There's a huge desire to engage with our elected representatives in Winchester and that's why I do this year after year.

"It's always useful to hear what constituents are thinking on the big picture so I can ensure local views are heard within Government but also to pick up various pieces of more local and personal casework."

Summer Tour 2017 also sees stops in Micheldever Station, Kings Worthy, Badger Farm, Winchester city centre and a supermarket surgery at Sainsbury's.