Our Conservative campaign teams have been out in force today to mark the start of the fight to win the Parliamentary seat of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.
Victory here will strengthen our negotiating hand in Europe and - just as importantly - set this jewel in Teesside's crown free from Labour's suffocating grip. The sun shone today, as well it might: there is so much to be achieved.
We got a fantastic start today across Marton, Nunthorpe, Stainton, Thornton and Hemlington.
It's great to be back on the campaign trail, with so much to fight for.