Labour urges Government to tackle 'passport delays'

Labour MPs rounded on the Government over reported delays at the Passport Office, saying many of their constituents had expressed concern about long waits for their travel documents.

MP Jon Ashworth said ministers needed to "get a grip" on the situation.

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More constituents getting in touch today re delayed passport applications. What is going on? Ministers really need to get a grip

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Like @jonashworth we have also had a large number of constituents calling my office about delayed passport applications..

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Like several other Labour MPs I have had a large number of constituents ringing the office about long-delayed passports. @jonashworth

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