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.
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.
Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, today asked the Prime Minister to ‘consider spending more on our armed forces’ following her statement to the House of Commons on last Friday’s allied airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapons bases.
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.
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