Passport chaos: Hull MP advises early applications

Diana Johnson MP is advising her Hull North constituents to make passport applications early to allow extra time for them to be processed.

Over the past month, the Hull North MP has had an unprecedented surge of complaints from constituents struggling to get passport applications processed in time for holidays, including new passports for children.

The Passport Office has a reported backlog of 500,000 applications, following staff cuts by the Coalition Government.