I think it was Harold Wilson who first coined the phrase "A week is a long time in politics". Well it certainly was for me last week as I started the week as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Defence Secretary and ended as the PPS to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid.
You may have noticed on the news that Britain now has its first ever female Defence Secretary, Penny Mordaunt. I am delighted that I will continue in my role as Parliamentary Private Secretary working closely with the Secretary of State, the MoD and our armed forces.
It's not just our sunny climate that makes our area the ultimate destination for holidaymakers. The most recent statistics show that we have nearly 500 tourism-based businesses that employ over 8,000 people.
Despite the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, the good news is that our economy continues to go from strength to strength. Employment is at its highest rate since records began with almost half a million more people in work since December last year.