Contact Me

E-mail: phil@philipling.org.uk

Phone: 07545589693

Address: 4 Frobisher Court, 52 Norman Road, London, SW19 1BN

Twitter: @pkfling

9 thoughts on “Contact Me

  1. Hey,

    Like the website and the way you are upfront about saying you work for a bank.

    Good luck with it all and I really hope you win. Just don’t tell anyone your middle name!

    David

  2. Hi Philip,
    As a student i’m thrilled that the Lib Dems want to scarp tuition fees, but is this realistic considering the amount of debts many universities are in and the current funding cuts?
    Lucy

    • Hi Lucy,

      Thanks for your comment, and one the Lib Dems have considered. Bearing in mind the state of the economy we can’t scrap tuition fees straight away but will do it over 6 years as we believe education should be free at all stages and tuition fees deter many students from poorer backgrounds.

      Final year tuition fees will be the first to go. In 2011, we’ll get help to part-time students, regulating the fees they pay (a vital step towards abolishing them). In 2012, part-time students will be able to access the same loans as full-time students. In 2013, we’ll extend free tuition to second year students. In 2014, we’ll extend that same free tuition to part time students. And in 2015, as the public finances are recovering, we will be able to afford to abolish all remaining fees.

  3. Hi,
    Our previous conservative MP was very difficult to contact electronically, and responded to emails by letter.

    If you are voted in, what would you do to make yourself more accessible and accountable online to the people you represent?

    Thanks

    Tony.

    • Tony,

      I plan to reply to constituents by e-mail where possible as it is quicker as well as environmentally friendly. There is a need to have better access to your MP and I will be looking to hold regular surgeries all around the constituency, not just in Bromsgrove itself.

  4. hi Philip i moved my vote from con to lib dem for the first time ever however as it has turned out it is possobley the bigest mistake i have ever made. i do not feel cofortale with people who make a plege then brake it ! call me old fashoned but if you go on the record or put your name to something in such a puplic way then you should sick with it.

    i beleve that by misleading the public in this way WILL put your cause back at least 30yrs. remember todays youth are tomorrors voters……

  5. philling

    Hi Lucy,

    Thanks for your comment, and one the Lib Dems have considered. Bearing in mind the state of the economy we can’t scrap tuition fees straight away but will do it over 6 years as we believe education should be free at all stages and tuition fees deter many students from poorer backgrounds.

    Final year tuition fees will be the first to go. In 2011, we’ll get help to part-time students, regulating the fees they pay (a vital step towards abolishing them). In 2012, part-time students will be able to access the same loans as full-time students. In 2013, we’ll extend free tuition to second year students. In 2014, we’ll extend that same free tuition to part time students. And in 2015, as the public finances are recovering, we will be able to afford to abolish all remaining fees.

    • But John we didn’t win the election. We came third. I understand the pledge. My argument is we (as a party) either made the pledge and carried it into the negotiations, which we didn’t, in which case you ahd to accept the Coalition Agreement as it stands. If as Liberal Democrats we break the Coalition Agreement then the Conservatives can ignore things we’ve agreed and none of our Liberal Democrat policies will be implemented.

      Throughout the election Nick Clegg made clear that a vote for the Lib Dems would be a vote for 4 key policy areas – increase income tax threshold to £10k, introduce a pupil premium for the poorest students, a green rebalanced economy and political reform. We are delivering that and more. As a party we still believe in free Higher Education for all, but Coalition politics involves compromise and we’ve chosen to compromise on this issue (wrongly in many voters eyes).

      Like I said tuition fees was not focused on in the negotiations. We are now bearing the consequences of this.

  6. Hi Philip,

    I am a Cambridge University student reading Chinese Studies. I am in the
    process of writing a dissertation about the role of British Chinese in
    British politics and am finding it an extremely interesting topic. Your
    work in the field of politics and in increasing the visibility of the
    Chinese community is impressive and I would be extremely grateful if I
    could gather your views on some aspects of the British Chinese role in
    politics.

    Could you email me back on ap613@cam.ac.uk if you are willing to take part in this interview. I have spoken to your Lib Dem colleagues Merlene Emerson and Allan Siao Ming Witherick already and it would be great if I could speak to you as well.

    Thank you

    Archie Preston

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