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Diary - lobbying hard

A very cold start to the day, which began with a refreshing run! Into the Commons and routine matters took me through to a private meeting with police minister Nick Hurd.

Diary - education update from new schools' commissioner

A brief flurry in the office and then up to London. First task was to meet the new Regional Schools Commissioner, Lisa Mannell. We met in a private room in Portcullis House and were soon chatting away about education in South Dorset, especially at Atlantic Academy on Portland.

Diary - campaign to highlight plight of homeless veterans

We held our annual AGM at E Burton Village Hall, starting with a bacon buttie at 0930. It was well attended and we had a long session, ending some two hours or so later. Much was discussed as the Chairman and I reported back to Members.

Diary - catching up with the Chief Constable

Lots to do in the morning, before heading to police HQs at Winfrith. There I had one of my regular updates with retiring Chief Constable Debbie Simpson, and PCC Martyn Underhill.

W2W - out means out

THE mocking tone of the Remainers continues unabated.

None of us knew what we were voting for, is the common refrain.

We did, and constituents who want out have consistently told me so.

Diary - outdoor training for young prisoners

Up early and into the park for a run. Routine matters in the office, before meeting General Sir Rupert Smith, a most distinguished and decorate former soldier, who is now chairman of the charity The Airborne Initiative.

Speech - The Airborne Initiative

I start by praising and thanking all those who serve in the Prison Service. I frequently call them members of the forgotten army. Being an ex-solider myself, I think that is rather appropriate, because all too often our prison officers are forgotten.

Diary - good show by Brexit minister

Up early and out into the park for a run. Into the office and dealt with the routine matters. At 1230 I went into the Chamber for an Urgent Question on a leaked report that claims leaving the EU will damage the country economically.