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Diary - out on the door

Up early and to Weymouth for a spot of canvassing with our by-election candidate Richard Nickinson. He is a local man and would make an excellent councillor. I always enjoy being on the door because constituents rarely hold back from saying what they feel.

W2W - BBC bias

I SPENT some of my happiest working years as a regional reporter for the BBC.

Not once was I pressurised to report a story with a particular slant or political angle.

We were expected to report impartially and accurately, and that’s what we did.

Diary - train crash at PMQs

Up and out early on a beautiful sunny morning. Hyde Park looks stunning. With the Commonwealth Heads of State here, London is a mass of police, sirens and traffic chaos. Into the Commons and after routine matters headed to the Whips' office for a briefing on today's Government business.

Blog - Syrian strikes were necessary

WE live in interesting times. Last week’s decision to bomb three chemical weapons facilities in Syria was not an easy one for the UK, the US and France.

Diary - stories of bullying and abuse within Labour

What a fascinating day. It began with an early morning run in spring sunshine. Warmth at last! Into the Commons and a chance to promote my constituency in Treasury Questions at 1130.

Speech - by the Prime Minister on Syria

Before I come to the substance of my statement, I am sure the whole House will wish to join me in offering our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Matt Tonroe from the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, who was killed by an improvised explosive device on 29 March.