So folks, it's finally happened. Parliament has agreed to an election and you can all now have your say at the ballot boxes.
Just to let you all know, the dissolution of Parliament for the election means that I am no longer an MP. I am now officially 'Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Daventry'. This means that there won't be any action in the Houses of Parliament until after the election. I am still serving as a Minister at the Department for Transport. I am able to continue to take on urgent casework.
This election is the most important election as far as most of us can remember. So, first and foremost, it's imperative that you do vote. A lot of people are worried that a December election might make it harder to get out and have your say - but we won't be easily beaten by a bit of wet weather or an early sunset. You can still vote by proxy or by sending your vote in the post.
Details about how to register can be found at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
I now have the privilege of spending much more time in our wonderful constituency to convince you all to keep voting for me. If you would like to give me a hand knocking on doors, giving out leaflets or canvassing in the street, please head over to the 'Join Us' section of my website which includes all the details.
There's so much more work to be done to keep our country on the right path. We can start focusing on improving our National Health Service, making our streets safer, and raising the bar for our schools . But we can only do that once we've got Brexit done - and the only way we can do that is with a strong Conservative majority. The alternatives are simply too worrying to consider.