TATTON MP Esther McVey has been meeting constituents at the village pub for a chat.

Ms McVey organised seven meet and greets at village inns as informal drop-in sessions across the more rural parts of her constituency.

The sessions were held at The Cheshire Grill in Lach Dennis, The Antrobus Arms in Antrobus, Red Lion in Pickmere, Bears Paw at High Legh, Bells of Peover at Lower Peover, Leigh Arms at Little Leigh and Egerton Arms at Chelford.

Residents popped in for a cup of tea and a chat or to discuss local or national issues.

Ms McVey said: “It was important for me to get to the most rural parts of the constituency and ensure people who want to see me and meet and discuss issues could.

“Not everyone can get to constituency surgeries or the office, and sessions like these are really good as I get to know more people and hear of any concerns they have.

“I will definitely be doing more events like these, the feedback was great and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and seeing some familiar faces too.”

Most issues raised were regional or specific local issues, including planning concerns relating to a road in Lach Dennis.

High Speed Rail was frequently raised, along with rural broadband and speed limits on rural roads.

Ms McVey said: “I’ve spoken to colleagues about how beneficial the events were, and others are looking to copy the models in their constituencies.”