Of all the issues my constituents contact me about, anti-social behaviour comes up more often than anything else.

One of the worst examples of this is assaults on shop workers and other frontline staff, which surged during lockdown and has continued at appallingly high levels since.

It beggars belief that the very people who worked throughout all the lockdowns to ensure we had food and essential goods were so often at the receiving end of such behaviour.

In fact assaults on shop workers - which range from verbal abuse to extreme physical violence have risen to over 450 per day every day. This cannot be allowed to continue.

The Blue Collar Conservative group I founded has been working with MPs and shop workers across the country to introduce an amendment to the Police Crime and Sentencing Bill (passing through Parliament now) which would increase sentencing for attacks on front line workers.

If successful, this will be law by the end of the year. Locally, I’m working with the Co-op in Wilmslow to bring attention to the seriousness of this issue and supporting USDAW’s campaign to ask the public to ‘Keep Your Cool’ over Christmas and show respect to shop workers. Surely that is the least these unsung lockdown heroes deserve.

Showing huge respect and being the epitome of good behaviour were the members of the newly established School Council at Yorston Lodge Primary School, Knutsford.

They had invited me to visit them on Friday and we talked about their campaign for the re-opening of their tuck shop; an idea that, not surprisingly, was unanimously supported within the Council. I am fairly certain I met future members of Parliament there!

After which I popped by and wished Kampai - the new Japanese Restaurant in Knutsford - well and then delivered a signed Manchester United shirt and a signed Manchester City shirt to Knutsford Football Club to help them with their Christmas raffle fundraiser which I hope as many people as possible will support.

With the Christmas lights in Wilmslow being switched on last Saturday; Christmas trees outside the Rex Cinema; Northwich, Knutsford and Handforth all switching their lights on this weekend, is it just me or is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas?