Friday 5 May

I walked to the Abbeyfield Retirement Home at 114 Bromley Road talking to people I passed as I did so.  One couple specifically stopped their car and chatted to me.  Everybody I spoke to seemed very supportive which was pleasant.

Thursday 4 May

Today much of the country goes to the polls for local elections and the Tories are pinning their hopes on Andy Street winning the mayoral contest in Birmingham. 

Wednesday 3 May

I find it much easier to campaign now – having been adopted last night as the official Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Beckenham. It semed a little presumptious before that.

Tuesday 2 May

Today was my last day as an MP until (I hope) re-election on 8 June. I worked in my Beckenham Office during the morning – mainly on casework – and then had lunch in the Rascasse with a group of friends.

Monday 1 May

Today was the May Day Bank Holiday.  So, in the morning I could take two children to Sutton where they had piano lessons with their tutor.  On return, and after a quick lunch, I drove to the Royal British Legion in Hayes and chatted in particular with an old friend, Sean Lyden, for a few minutes.

Saturday 29 April

As during the last General Election in 2015 I have decided to write a blog saying what I have done each day and this is Day 1 of it.

The Situation in Bosnia

From 22 - 24 March Bob travelled to Bosnia with a parliamentary delegation.  There he attended a Western Balkans Security Conference organised by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.  Speaking at the conference Bob said he was delighted that the shooting and killings had stopped in the country but he

Visiting Jerusalem and Ramallah

Earlier this month Bob travelled to Israel and the West Bank as part of his duties as a member of the NATO Parliamentary Asseembly.  Whilst in the Holy Land he had meetings with both Israeli MPs and members of the Palestine Authority in Ramallah.  Bob spent much of his boyhood living in the regio