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Saturday 27 May

We were in the High Street, Beckenham in force today with a stall and activists walking the streets too.  It was good to see old friends like Neil Cropper turn up and I have to thank Maggie Hopgood, Tony Power and Steve Wells for organising it all.  I was very pleased when a group of very recent

Friday 26 May

I wanted to visit several places today as the General Election Campaign was now re-starting properly after the tragedy which occurred in Manchester.  So, I began in Hayes quite early but cut my campaigning short to visit a lady, who had asked to see me to discuss Conservative policy in Shortlands

Thursday 25 May

I started today with a strictly non-political interview on BBC Radio London. At 7.20am  I was quizzed by Vanessa Feltz about the Manchester Bombing on Monday evening in my capacity as a retired Army officer who had also been involved in Military Intelligence. 

Wednesday 24 May

I did not campaign for the General Election today in accordance with the Conservative Party's decision not to do so as a mark of respect and condolence for those children and adults killed and hurt in the Manchester Bomb.

Tuesday 23 May

Like everyone in the country I am deeply saddened by what happened last night in Manchester.  My thoughts go out to anyone who lost a relative or friend as well as those who were hurt.  That is all I wish to write today.

Monday 22 May

After a brief planning meeting at the Beckenham Conservative Office early morning,  Councillor Steve Wells and I went up and down Beckenham High Street visiting shops and talking to people.

Sunday 21 May

This morning I went to our usual Sunday RV in Shirley Hills Car Park to help deliver leaflets for Gavin Barwell, the Conservative Candidate for Central Croydon.

Saturday 20 May

We had a really well attended street stall near Hayes Station this morning.  I was very pleased that so many activists turned out for it including councillors Mary Cooke, Neil Reddin, Peter Fortune and Graham Arthur.

Friday 19 May

I know others may not agree but I now believe television election debates between a whole batch of ‘wannabe’ prime ministers leading both major as well as minor parties to be superficial, largely meaningless and trite.  They give secondary political top dogs the same air time as serious contender

Thursday 18 May

Today the Conservative Manifesto was launched by the Prime Minister in what was once political enemy territory but now, maybe, the ‘no man’s land’ of Halifax.  Our Manifesto seems fair, sensible and realistic – especially when it comes to accounting for the nation’s finances.  Unlike Labour and t