My November news is slightly different this year – Parliament has been dissolved, so I am writing not as an MP but as a candidate in the forthcoming general election.
Parliament has been closed since mid-November, and I am therefore in Dorset full time. This gives me more chance to meet local residents, and chat about the issues that really matter. As the days have got shorter and colder, I am mostly out and about during the day – and hoping for slightly fewer wet days!
Many events and meetings in my diary have been cancelled as a result of the dissolution, but others continue as usual. It was an honour to be invited by the British Legion to be part of the Remembrance parade in Wareham, and also to attend the Remembrance service in Wimborne Minster. Honouring and remembering those who have died defending our country is incredibly important. If re-elected, I will continue to support our forces and veterans.
I am still dealing with urgent casework, and continue to meet constituents around the constituency. Do get in touch if you need my help. I will be attending hustings events as well as house meetings with residents for them to grill me on my views.
Polling cards are starting to be sent out, and if you have applied for a postal vote you should receive it within the next week. If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, or where your local polling station is, please do get in touch with my team in the office 01202 624216.