Many years ago and for the first and only occasion I called my MP office to ask for advice. Wayne Easter is my MP and I spoke to Linda Lunardi. Linda was one of those rare people who understood what a public servant is all about. She had true empathy for the constituents and was uncompromising in trying to help those who needed help. A gentle voice and dogged determination and she truly cared. She was fearless and would ruffle feathers if needed. (Much to Easter’s irritation I am sure.)
Linda solved my problem by utilizing her contacts in the Ministers office. Took her 24 hours. We became friends over the years. After Easter let her go (reasons I never understood) we kept in touch a couple times a year. It was always a pleasant and enjoyable conversation and I looked forward to hearing from her.
She was a warm caring person and I just learned she passed away in June. I will miss her calls and our conversations. RIP