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Labour MP moved to tears by constituent's message of thanks
28 September 2021, 21:12 | Updated: 28 September 2021, 21:48
This caller phoned in to thank Barry Gardiner MP for helping him out of homelessness and turn his life around.
Martin phoned in from Wembley just before Labour MP for Brent North Barry Gardiner left the Cross Question panel. What followed left LBC listeners describing Mr Gardiner as a hero.
"I don't know if you do remember last year I contacted you at the beginning of the pandemic." Caller Martin said.
"I was homeless and Brent council were rejecting me constantly, when I did write to you and your PA, I believe Jackie, you actually did help me, so I would like to say a big thank you to you guys."
The caller moved Mr Gardiner to tears. He went on: "Without you I wouldn't be where I am now. I'm working now, and I've had big improvements in my life."
An emotional Mr Gardiner thanked his constituent for the kind words. "That's really kind, and Jackie is an absolutely wonderful office manager," he added.
@LBC @IainDale That was so lovely.@BarryGardiner showing us not all heroes wear capes!— LeafyD (@DalianHaynes) September 28, 2021
Thank you for helping that young man and huge thanks to the czller for sharing his experience!
You and your team are Heroes ❤#NotAllHeroesWearCapes #Unsung #Heroes #CrossQuestion pic.twitter.com/mYPsQ9Gr1q
"I know she takes every case that we have very seriously."
"I'm just delighted it's helped you get your life on track. Thank you."
"What Barry did for Martin, I'm sure every MP would have some similar story but they get no thanks for it because nobody knows about it apart from the person it has impacted, so well done."