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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.

Speech - Budget Resolutions

I congratulate the Government on doing an excellent job so far, bearing in mind the appalling inheritance that we had back in 2010, along with the banking crisis and many other factors that led to the massive cash crisis that we face.

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.

W2W - threat of terrorism rears its ugly head

THE IRA once infamously stated that they “only had to be lucky once”.

For any group of terrorists that is regrettably true.

Today, sadly, the threat of an atrocity in the UK has remained at ‘severe’ for more than two years.

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.