I spent a very hot day last week in the south west, supporting our candidate in the Tiverton and Honiton by election. Helen Hurford is a former headteacher and now small business owner and is a very energetic candidate. During the day we worked our way through most of the public safety issues in the area, such a dealing with county lines drug dealing, and celebrated progress on recruiting hundreds of new police officers for Devon & Cornwall. In particular she was very happy that the front counter at Tiverton police station is due to reopen in November. I sincerely hope she wins – I know she will be a brilliant MP.