An MP was given a flying tour of his constituency - literally - during a flight over Hertsmere.

Oliver Dowden visited Elstree Aerodrome, near Aldenham, where he took to the skies in a plane.

He met with the site's manager Mike Murphy for a catch-up on events at the aerodrome before it was time for take-off.

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Mr Dowden said: "It was a pleasure to visit Elstree Aerodrome again on Friday, and particularly enjoyed the chance to see my constituency from the sky.

"The aerodrome is a fantastic local asset, and the last of its kind in the county. It supports many skilled jobs, boosts the area’s wider economy and enhances our transport infrastructure.

"While steps must always be taken to achieve a balance between its operations and the rights of local residents, the aerodrome’s future is important to Hertsmere."

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Elstree Aerodrome is one of the busiest in England and has recently finished constructing a new state-of-the-art hanger. The aerodrome is the last licensed airfield in Hertfordshire.

Mr Dowden's visit was arranged by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation, a cross party body set up to represent the interests of the aviation industry in Parliament.