My goodness, my Maginnis! Voters in the new Crookham West Ward of Hart had a surprise on Wednesday night when prominent Northern Ireland politician Lord Ken Maginnis (right) went doorstepping.

The former Ulster Unionist MP, who is still his party's security spokesman, was canvassing for Lorraine Fullbrook and her Conservative running mate Mike Poulton.

He said he had known Lorraine and her husband Mark for a number of years and they had played a role in securing the UU position as the largest party in Northern Ireland. "I know that with her ability, experience and contacts, she will be a very strong voice for local people," he added.