The Late Brigadier Mike Dauncey DSO DL

I am very upset to hear that Brigadier Mike Dauncey DSO has died. Sadly, his wife Marjorie died a few years ago. He missed her tremendously so I hope they are back together now.

Opening New Premises for Stevenson Heating Limited in West Wickham

On the afternoon of Wednesday 30 August Bob Stewart visited and opened the brand new premises of long established local company, Stevensons Heating Limited.  The new offices are at 50 Glebe Way in West Wickham and look superb.  Guided around by Managing Director, Andy Oliver, Bob was able to talk

Visit to European Springs and Pressings

On Friday 14 July Bob visited European Springs and Pressings at Elmers End.  He met the directors and then toured the factory speaking to employees before ending by presenting certificates to four apprentices.  The photograph shows him talking to apprentices.

Saturday 24 June

Today is Armed Forces Day but I had attended the formal local ceremony held at Bromley's Civic Centre earlier in the week.  However, because of my obvious connections to the Army, I was also invited on to Andrew Castle's LBC radio programme to review the papers; which I did from 7.30am this morni

Wednesday 14 June

Last night I appeared on BBC 2's Newsnight.  I was quizzed on the proposed link-up between the Conservative Party and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland.  When asked why the DUP would want a deal I explained that the very last thing they wanted was to see Jeremy Corbyn in Number

Monday 12 June

MPs will be returning to Westminster today; I amongst them.  Sadly, the Conservatives have lost their absolute majority, principally because of a disastrous election campaign.  That is now in the past and now is time to get on with it.

Friday 9 June

It was a real honour to be re-elected as Beckenham’s MP and I am eternally grateful to my constituents.  The poll results were as follows:

Marina Ahmad (Labour)                     15,545

Ruth Fabricant (Green)                       1,380

Wednesday 7 June

Today was the last day of campaigning and inevitably hectic.  I started the day with an hour at Beckenham Junction where I was joined by Councillor Michael Tickner as well as Matt Dickens (photo).  Thereafter I visited Shortlands Station where I met up with Adolph Williams although others had jus

Tuesday 6 June

I am conscious that today is the 73rd anniversary of D Day and did pause to think what a tremendous achievement and sacrifice our armed forces made that day.

Monday 5 June

I have heard, from Eddie Pickering, that very sadly my friend Captain Alan Joseph has died.  Alan was a truly lovely  man who I have known since I was 20 years old.  He was a gentleman to his fingertips.