The awful, shocking attack on Westminster Bridge was an attack on all of us and an attack on our democratic way of life. Everyone’s thoughts, will be with the victims, their families and friends. The emergency services and our health service showed great courage and professionalism in their response. We cannot allow these awful terrorists to win. We need the strongest possible response to ensure our country’s safety and the safety of our citizens.
And that such an attack took place during the holy month of Ramadan makes it even more evil. I joined the local Muslim faith community for the breaking of the day’s fast and heard from them their disgust at the actions of evil terrorists. They are steadfast in their determination to see the men of terror brought to justice.
The everyday acts of life are so important when we are threatened in this way. So it was good to mingle with local people enjoying the sunshine, stalls and presentations at the Messingham Show. And it was good to join British Steel stakeholders to celebrate the first year of successful trading under the new ownership of Greybull Capital. Another positive event was held at Skydive Hibaldstow who brought all their charity partners together to thank them for the work they do together raising thousands of pounds for a huge variety of good causes over the years.
Meanwhile the General Election Campaign continues its seemingly never- ending cause. As my Conservative opponent has avoided local hustings, meaning for the first time ever there hasn’t been any, I hosted my own Ask Me Anything session, answering questions on twitter and Facebook. It was a surprisingly busy evening. Proof positive that people want to engage with the candidates and get answers to their questions. It was good to have Labour’s Health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth join us to point out how Labour will tackle the growing crisis in the NHS.