We are in the opening days of a new decade – the Roaring Twenties, as some are already describing the years to come. There’s certainly a decent roar coming from the Government benches in the Commons now, which are somewhat fuller than they have been for some time.
If I thought the two and a half years since I was first elected as Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar had been something of a whirlwind, the last six weeks have been nothing short of a tornado.
As the Gazette goes to press this week the country is readying itself for a General Election on Thursday 12 December – the first election at this time of year since Stanley Baldwin went to the country in December 1923.
My regular column for the Vision magazine this month feature two great local groups who support young people with special needs and their parents, and older people needing a bit of company and fun in their lives respectively.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Although, highly unusually, parliament was sitting during the conference, there was an enormous turnout and an extremely positive atmosphere.
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