Diary

Diary - a terrible day

Some of the papers this morning carried horrific pictures of the IRA's handiwork following Martin McGuinness's death, so another terrorist outrage aimed at the heart of our democracy was a sobering reminder that there will always be people out there who want to do us harm.

Diary - a man of violence meets his Maker

Today a terrorist, torturer and common thug died. For IRA commander Martin McGuinness was all these things, while pretending to serve his 'cause' for freedom. What nonsense. God knows how many deaths and maimings he is responsible for.

Diary - learning more about leaving the EU

Another historic day as Mrs May announces that she will invoke Article 50 on Wednesday, 29 March, thereby beginning the negotiation process that will see the UK leave the EU.

Diary - tribute to a very brave woman

A busy day. First stop was Winfrith and Lulworth Primary School. I headed to the W Lulworth site to meet headteacher Sharon Buckland, who is sadly retiring this summer after 10 years at the school. I was met by Governor Joanne Self, who kindly took me on a guided tour of the new site.

Diary - a day in the Commons

A day spent in the Commons catching up on numerous constituency matters. Home to Dorset in the evening.

Diary - Marine A and U-turns

Another extraordinary day. It began calmly enough with a good run around the park. After a short session of physio, I headed to the Royal Courts of Justice to meet Claire Blackman and her husband's legal team.

Diary - PM reports back from the EU

An early start as BBC Radio Solent wanted to talk to me about last night's Article 50 vote at 0705! Then out for a run and then into the House. A routine morning before I entered the Chamber at 1230 to listen to the PM's statement on her EU meeting.

Diary - another step nearer to getting our country back

What an extraordinary day! It ended with success for the Government, pushing through the Article 50 Bill, which fires the starting gun for our negotiated withdrawal of the EU. I was up in London the night before as we had to defeat two amendments from the Lords.

Diary - fourth Apprenticeship Fair

Our fourth Apprenticeship Fair at Weymouth College was the best yet. Many, many thanks to Principal Nigel Evans and his team. The College has now supported nearly 500 apprentices into work, a wonderful achievement and much more to work for.

Diary - chat with a Lord

Early rise and into the park for my morning run. A full and busy day, the majority of it spent on constituency matters. I had a most interesting lunch with Lord Fellowes, who is one of our Peers.