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I have been inundated over recent weeks by constituents struggling to secure or renew passports. The UK Passport Office is struggling to cope which in turn is causing delays in receiving passports.

Many of my constituents have had travel plans disrupted due to this backlog.

A spike in passport applications was predicted as five million people put off renewing passports during lockdown. More resources are needed to ensure the system for new and renewed passports are processed in a timely manner

I challenged the UK Government to do more to help constituents like mine access the travel documents they need without further delays. The Minister’s response that the backlog is being dealt with will come as little comfort to those whose travel plans already lie in ruins.

Watch the exchange below 👇.


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