Diary

Diary - dispute in Osmington

Up early and into the office. Time to go through routine matters before heading to Osmington to meet a constituent and some of her neighbours who are concerned at the huge amount of traffic using a narrow public footpath to access a children's adventure centre near Osmington.

Diary - parliamentary boundary changes

An early morning run, into the House, daily routine, out to the dentist, which meant sadly missing PMQs. Corbyn predictably concentrated his fire on Universal Credit, which is slowly being rolled out.

Diary - no deal has to be an option

An early morning run, private meeting and into the House. We were on a one-line whip today, but David Davis made a Statement on his negotiations with the EU and I was keen to hear what progress, if any, had been made.

Diary - nuclear safeguards and the EU

An early start and then to London midday for another week. Nuclear Safeguards Bill was under scrutiny this afternoon, with the pro-EU crowd ramping up fears that by leaving the EU we could be generating all sorts of risks.

Diary - listening to the CAB

A most interesting visit to the CAB in Wareham. There, in their newly refurbished building, I met Helen Goldsack and Karen Spurr.

Diary - logging SAR call outs

A morning run and into the House. Papers, email and correspondence dealt with, it was time to head down to the Chamber for PMQs. Mr Corbyn decided to target his questions on welfare reform and in particular Universal Credit.

Diary - a cavernous idea

Up to London to the House, which is becoming more and more covered in scaffolding as the work continues. The rumours that the Jurassica project is failing needed to be investigated, so I did.

Diary - constituency matters

A busy day catching up with constituency matters. There are several on the boil, not least on the on-going use of the former SAR base on Portland, the rumoured collapse of project Jurassica and people's concerns about the new proposed timetable by South Western Railway, the new franchisee.  

Diary - tackling re-offending

Another busy day in the House before it rises for a further three weeks for the Party conference season. Had to cancel a meeting with the Weymouth job centre, which I will re-organise.