As happened a couple of months ago when I was in London and very strong winds caused travel chaos today when I had meetings in Bolton and then over in Brighouse unprecedented heavy rains have resulted in tragedy in the North. On nights like this my thoughts are with the families of those who tonight will be mourning the loss of their loved ones in Sheffield and Hull drowned by the floods. My travel plans were this time unaffected. This morning I was invited to attend a lunch with the members of the main Party Board who were meeting in Bolton. This evening I have been attending a meeting with fellow Candidates from the North of England at a briefing meeting in Brighouse.