Today I went to the launch of a report the WWF have produced into the River Beane and the River Mimram. The precious chalk rivers of England are in a very poor ecological state, often running completely dry in the summer, so the World Wide Fund for Nature’s backing is very good news indeed. This is an excellent report and I hope it will be a powerful tool in the mission to save these “rivers on the edge”.
Yesterday I joined District Councillor Nigel Poulton to campaign in Watton-at-Stone where I met local farmer Mike Smith and butcher Reg Newman:
Here I am with Brian Burke, president of Letchworth Rugby Club and landlord Steve Malyon outside the White Lion:
Yesterday we were meeting voters in Buntingford, Barkway, Barley and Reed and the main subject raised was immigration and the need for a more efficient and effective system. Our Conservative policy of having a limit each year for non-EU immigration and a Border Police Force to enforce the rules is popular.
In Reed, a voter’s dog so liked us that he jumped in our campaign vehicle and refused to leave. Here is a photo: