Just home tonight after a great evening in Ponteland where over 70 people came for dinner at the Golf Club and paid good money to eat Chef Alan's excellent food and hear me speak.
It was a great night. I spoke about many things not least the boundary changes that would split Ponteland in two [I will blog about the boundary changes in more detail in the next 2 days].
I was asked questions on everything from my recent trip to Beirut and the Syrian sanctions, to the Human Rights Act, to the economy, to defence cuts, to boundary changes, and bin clearance.
If John Prescott is reading the blog it is true that I told a couple of jokes at his expense...but it was done after making clear that we missed him as a character in politics.