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Boris Johnson - Well, folks, this is it, then.

Well, folks, this is it, then. Monday is the day that the royal hands are kissed (not, I think, literally). The bomb-proof prime ministerial Jag will zoom back down the Mall and across the country thousands of relentlessly jovial parliamentary candidates – including your correspondent – will descend on the shell-shocked electorate in what they are all calling the most nail-biting, cliff-hanging, knife-edging photofinish of a campaign: the closest election of modern times.

Crispin Blunt reiterates demand for compensation for rail users

Crispin Blunt has received the response of Patrick McLoughlin MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, to his letter of 16th February, in which Crispin Blunt again demanded compensation for local rail users suffering unacceptable levels of disruption.

MPs and anti-Gatwick groups come together to hand in joint statment to Number 10

Six local campaign groups opposed to Gatwick expansion and four senior MPs have called on the Government to recognise the devastating impact of a second runway at Gatwick, the lack of local political support and the strength of feeling among local residents against changes to flight paths already in and out of Gatwick.

MPs secure assurance from the CAA that aircraft noise misery from PR-NAV will be addressed

Today Sir Paul Beresford, Crispin Blunt and Sam Gyimah, the Members of Parliament representing the people being overflown by the new departure Route 26 out of Gatwick, met Mark Swan, the Director for Safety and Airspace regulation for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to discuss the CAA's review of the implementation of PR-NAV (Precision Area Navigation) from Gatwick since November 2013 and the consequences of its full implementation from May 2014.

MP calls for Oyster zoning extension

Crispin Blunt has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, and the Chief Executive of Southern Railway (Govia Thameslink), calling for Oyster cards to apply south of Coulsdon South to Gatwick Airport, including Earlswood, Redhill, Reigate, Merstham and Salfords. He is seeking the early implementation of a commitment in the Govia Thameslink Franchise agreement for the extension of Transport for London zones to Gatwick Airport, which was agreed last year.

Crispin Blunt addresses local Conservatives ahead of elections

Crispin Blunt addressed the Reigate and Banstead Conservative Association AGM this evening, rallying party members before the General Election and Borough Council contests in May, and warning of the dangers of a Labour Government at Westminster.

All Party Parliamentary Jordan Group Statement

The All Party Parliamentary Jordan Group wishes to offer its condolences to the Jordanian people and Government, and express its horror at the brutal murder of First Lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh at the hands of ISIS.