I have spent what should have been a positive day helping to choose the next Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton & Cheam. I was dragged back into a dreadful sense of reality on the awful news that the wife of Hamish Pollock, Jo died on Thursday.

Hamish is a LibDem opponent but party politics melt away on such occasions. Jo was 43 44 and left behind 2 children as well as a hardworking, long suffering husband. My heart goes out to Hamish and family.

Update: My apologies, I got the age wrong. See comments.