This morning I was on BBC Tees to discuss the new Housing Development at Allens West in Eaglescliffe, later in the day I visited Sunderland Conservatives to present a Policy Forum award on behalf of the Party Chairman and in the evening I attended Egglescliffe & Eaglescliffe Parish Council.
A busy day today, including meeting the Council Chief Executive to discuss a range of issues, speaking at an assembly at Teesside High School, meeting constituents throughout the day at the office and the Chief Executive of the local social housing organisation Vela.
We also had a range of good news, including confirmation that Stockton High Street is to be a Portas Pilot (bringing cash and support to get it back on track!) that schools across Stockton including Ian Ramsey and Grnagefield are to receive funding for capital build projects and £4.5m for local transport infrastructure from the government.
I visited the sad scene of the overnight fire which has gutten Orchard shops, after which I was out delivering intouch newsletters in Eaglescliffe and then in Yarm with local Conservative teams across those areas.
This morning I was interviewed by BBC Tees, following that I attended a launch event at Wynyard Hall for the North East Enterprise Company – which looks to bring investment into our region.
Today I started in Yarm, visiting Yarm Preparatory School to speak to year six pupils. After that I went along to the Debating Society at Ian Ramsey School in Stockton and then, after a number of appointment surgeries at the office, I held an open surgery at Tesco in Ingleby Barwick.