His death, at the hands of terrorists, robbed this country of a brave and humble man whose legacy was shown today by the sheer number of people who came to the service simply because they held him dear to their hearts.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Rose-Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. Others who attended included former Prime Minister John Major, Lord Trimble and Lord Tebbit.
Afterwards there was a reception organised by the Speaker for the family of Ian and other representatives.
Ian Gow was Margaret Thatcher’s parliamentary private secretary and died when a bomb was detonated under his car in the driveway of his home on 30th July 1990.
It was a great privilege to meet Ian's family, and I am pictured here with Jane, and former Prime Minister John Major at the reception.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, and I will be in touch next week. By the way I am holding one of my public surgeries at Eastbourne Borough Football Club this afternoon (1-2.30pm.) If you're around, pop down!