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Climate Hustings

Thank you to the organisers of the Bath Climate Hustings today for running such an energetic and positive event, demonstrating how much we can achieve if we collaborate. I am proud that the UK and the Conservative Party are leading the world in our response climate change.

Widcombe lights

High spirits, dancing and unexpected delicious food at the turning on of the Widcombe lights this evening. ‬Visited the newly opened Bikano’s India Restaurant‬ and enjoyed a great evening with people who really know how to have fun. 

Canvassing in Foxhill

Started the day out meeting people in Foxhill. The rain finally stopped.

Christmas Market opens

It's getting Christmassy! Exploring Bath Christmas Market shopping and chatting. Our market is different from others with many local artisans and independent businesses. The crowds are a seasonal “thing” for some but they create a joyful atmosphere.

Age UK hustings

At the Age UK hustings this lunchtime. I am attending every hustings to which I’ve been invited. I so enjoy debating with people in the real world!

Canvassing in Fairfield and watching Bath City FC

Canvassing in Fairfield Park this morning which was both fun and friendly. Followed by an afternoon at Bath City FC FA Trophy match against Gosport. We get everywhere in all weathers! Took shelter in the excellent 'Bakers of Bath' where we all enjoyed fab pastries and cake.

State of the art Campus

Visited the Bath Spa University Locksbrook Campus this afternoon. Wow! This brand campus is truly stunning!

James Cleverly back in Bath

Great fun with James Cleverly at the Guildhall Market where he enjoyed meeting stallholders and Bath residents.

Guildhall Market

After canvassing in Kingsmead with the Metro Mayor Tim Bowles we went on to the Time Out Cafe in the Guildhall Market for lunch and to talk to retailers around Bath. Universal welcome for the extension of the business rate reduction. Also support for the jobs tax cut.

Hustings at the Rec

Hustings for Bath Chamber of Commerce at the Rec last night. A very effective round table format which led to open discussion. Brexit dominated again with many questions rooted in the ongoing uncertainty which can only end by progressing the deal through its final stages.