KATE Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, has called on the Government to refund people who have had to pay extra to have their passport applications upgraded because of the crisis in the Passport Office.

After the delays and problems at the passport office in the last few weeks, Ms Green has called on Theresa May to make a one off refund of fees for people who applied for their passports in good time but were forced to upgrade them because of the mismanagement in the Passport Office.

Kate said: “Over the last few weeks more and more people in Trafford have got in touch with me to tell me of the stress they’ve been having with their passports and the extra money they’ve had to pay to get it sorted.

“It’s unacceptable that the Passport Office should make money out of Theresa May’s incompetence and mismanagement.”