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

Retired Nurses Visit Parliament

On Valentine's Day a charming group of retired nurses visited Parliament and were shown around by Bob Stewart.   Led by Meg Gardner, the other retired NHS staff were Pam Pattenor, Jill Simner, Maureen Collins and Joan Hatterd.  The attached photograph shows the group with Bob on the Terrace of th

The End of IHAT and Better Compensation for Service Personnel

Bob Stewart is delighted that over the last week the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has both abolished the Iraq Historical Allegations Team (IHAT) and set-up a Consultation Exercise to improve compensation for those wounded in combat and the families of those Killed in Action.  

Generosity of local restaurant Koz Med

On Christmas Day Bob Stewart visited Koz Med on Beckenham High Street to thank Mr Halit Huseyin, the owner, and his staff, for generously opening up their restaurant to provide free lunches for anyone who was homelss or indeed any elderly person who did not want to be alone.  Bob thanked the all

The Situation in Aleppo, Syria

Yesterday, at an emergency debate on the situation in Aleppo, I made a small contribution.  To start with I intervened on the Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary who is in favour of simply flying aid into Aleppo immediately.  I said: