Diary

Diary - out & about

A beautiful, clear and cold day. Out and about all over the patch, listening and chatting to voters. 

Diary - out & about

Main event of the day was another hustings at Holy Trinity Church by the bridge in Weymouth. Lots of very pertinent questions were asked for two hours. 

Diary - out & about

Highlight of the day was the NFU hustings in Lulworth Village Hall. The Independent candidate did not attend and the rest of us faced a small audience for about 90 minutes. The questions were pertinent and covered a range of issues farmers are worried about, like Brexit, TB, food production etc.

Diary - out & about with former Labour MP Kate Hoey

Very much out and about, but this time with friend and colleague Kate Hoey, the former Labour MP for Vauxhall, who is sadly standing down. She's come down to support me because she, like me, believes we must honour the 2016 referendum. She is also a Brexiteer.

Diary - out & about

Out & about and thoroughly enjoying meeting voters. The day ended with a special hustings at Wyvern Academy, where we heard some poignant stories from parents with children with disabilities. It was a very, very interesting meeting and I listened very carefully to their concerns.

Diary - out & about

Another interesting day on the campaign trail. It ended with another hustings at St Aldhelm's Church in Weymouth. The topic was climate change and the environment. The candidates were asked excellent questions and the event was very well organised.

Diary - out & about

Hustings at 1000 with my former colleagues at BBC Radio Solent. Always good to catch up with old mates. Out and about all day and on to one of my own rural hustings events in the evening. 

Diary - out & about

More news about yesterday's terror incident on London Bridge. The papers report that the man was thought to be attending a conference on prisoner rehabilitation at the Fishmongers' Hall after which he went on the rampage.

Statement - Prime Minister praises London Bridge heroes

'I've just been briefed by the commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about the events at London Bridge this afternoon and while this is an ongoing investigation, the police can confirm that this was a terrorist incident.

Diary - courage in the face of terror attack

Some extraordinary footage was taken of what is thought to be a terrorism incident today on London Bridge. One could see members of the public tackling a knife-wielding man before he was shot by police. The courage of those members of the public who took him on is quite incredible.