Damian attended a public meeting in Selborne on Friday evening, hosted by the local branch of the East Hampshire Conservative Assocation. Open to the general public, the audience of 70 engaged in a wide-ranging discussion on both local and national issues.
Today Damian attended the launch of a new dementia support group, which is being run by Dementia Friendly Petersfield. The new group is one of several that is now available each month, helping to support local people living with dementia and their carers.
Damian had the opportunity to meet with members of the Alton & Petersfield Branch of the NFU last week, and discussed current issues and future plans for farming; a key sector for the local economy in East Hampshire.
Figures released by the ONS show that employment has hit a record high - 32.26 million - up by more than 3 million since 2010, and the rate of employment is now at 75.4%; the highest since comparable records began in 1971.