A very early morning run to avoid a scorching sun and into the Commons for what was an interesting day, not least for Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson. I headed over to the QE11 Centre at about 1100 to join the throng of MPs, journalists and Party helpers to see who had won the crown.
Out into the sunshine first thing and then to the Commons. Coffee and papers and then routine constituency matters before attending the first of three Urgent Questions (UQs) on the latest outbreak of violence in Hong Kong.
Who could resist a police open day? II certainly could not, and regrettably leapt into my battered Landrover to make my to police HQs at Winfrith. I say regrettably because the traffic was appalling and I should have gone by bike.
Early morning run and into the Commons. We remained on a three line due to some amendments coming back from the Lords on the N Ireland Bill. First-up, though, I took a long call from the new Head at Budmouth College, David Herbert.
Another full day, beginning with my customary run in the park. Seeing members of the Household Cavalry on their black mounts never fails to bring back many happy memories of my military days. A routine morning and into PMQs at midday.
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