I had a day full of meetings in the constituency, mostly held at my office in Stockton. This included a meeting with representatives of the Congolese community in Teesside to discuss the situation in the DRC, which was informative and useful. Clearly the issues in DRC still have a long way to go before it can return to any sort of stability.
In the evening I attended a meeting in Yarm with the residents group who are opposing the Morley Carr Farm development plans. They are a strong group with a number of legitimate concerns about the plans which deserve to be heard.