A few weeks back, the story of Al Bangura hit the headlines. Born in Sierra Leone, he came to the UK to escape the civil war that had claimed his father’s life. He came to the UK, become a professional footballer for Watford and then was hit with the news that he was to be deported.
His story seemed unfair and so I wrote to my MP to see if she could intervene and today, she finally responded.
Her response is neither here nor there in truth, but I’m delighted that she did respond with a hand signed letter. Restores a tiny bit of faith in the democratic system in a way.