Parliament has now risen for the summer recess. I will be spending my time getting out and about in my constituency over the next 6 weeks. Surgeries will be running as usual but if my advertised surgery times are not suitable, please contact my office and we'll be able to offer you an alternative appointment.
Just before Parliament finished for the summer, the Kennel Club launched its annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition. The competition is a bit of fun with a serious point - it gives us MPs the chance to show off our canine companions, but it also serves to highlight a number of serious issues about caring for dogs and keeping them safe and well-looked after.
My border terrier Benjy is a regular visitor to my office, and a favourite with staff, so I decided to enter him, in the spirit of the competition. You can view Benjy's 'page', and vote for him, here.