THE terrible Grenfell Tower fire in West London still smoulders on as I write.
My heart goes out to the shattered survivors, many of whom have lost everything.
The death toll is mounting and the numbers of those still missing suggest an unthinkable, final count.
We heard the general election result in S Dorset at about 0415, if I recall. We had held, gaining 56.1 per cent share of the vote, up on 2015. The turnout was high at 68.7 per cent. My majority now stands at 11,695.
The rain held off as S Dorset went to the polls. I began the day on Portland Bill, before dropping in on the Coastwatch tower to thank the volunteers for all that they do. I did the same thing at the beginning of the last two elections and is now a routine.
Final week of the general election - my third in seven years. And, as usual, I was out and about all day meeting prospective constituents. A lot of useful and helpful feedback on a huge range of issues. My final evening Drax Direct in Studland Village Hall. Well attended.
I am truly shocked and sickened this morning at the news of yet another attack on innocent people in London. It's reported that seven people are dead and nearly 50 injured. It beggars belief how anyone could behave like this.