MEMBER for Mount Gambier Troy Bell says the number of constituents flowing into his office for assistance has jumped over the past three months.
Figures show nearly 240 constituents attended his office in June, 184 in July and 273 in August.
“We keep statistics on the number of constituents we assist from our office and we have seen a marked increase over the last three months,” Mr Bell said.
Mr Bell responded to claims by Labor Minister Kyam Maher that Mount Gambier constituents are no longer “comfortable” seeking help at his electorate office.
“I am sure Mr Maher will wait eagerly the September numbers when they come through at the end of the month,” the Mount Gambier politician said.