Well another full varied hard working, tiring and really enjoyable week. Monday, Tuesday two full days in work and two evenings on the knocker, great responses. Wednesday it was on the early train to London and into Parliament to spend some time with Esther’s PA and go through the databases we use. In the afternoon it was off to a reception in the Speakers House to meet with the Interns who have been succesful to take part in the Speakers Social Mobility Scheme, Esther was succesful in being selected to mentor one of the Interns, Luke starts tomorrow. It was great to have a chat with the Speaker and to see his house, sumptuous . After that it was on to a meeting of SIGOMA in the house before heading off for something to eat and a couple of beers before getting back to the hotel for the night.
Thursday morning I was at a meeting with the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) the body that administers MPs expenses. The meeting was good and hopefully they will take on board many of the suggestions I made to make the system simpler. Then it was on the train back to Liverpool to get back to Wallasey Town Hall for a Funds for you Panel, followed by a Licensing meeting to discuss Polling Stations, finally home at 7:50pm.
Friday it was back to work, then home to stuff envelopes. Saturday I was out delivering, not forgetting catching up with casework. And of course on Sunday I was honoured to be able to lay the wreath on behalf of the Council at the Moreton Cenotaph. The service was really good and i think saw the biggest attendance for many years. This week coming promises to be just as busy with four days of Merseytravel meetings, plus attendance at Councils planning committee and three days door knocking.