The MP for North East Somerset agreed to speak at Sleaford and North Hykeham Conservative Association's black tie autumn dinner at the New Life Conference Centre in the town.
Speaking to the Sleaford Standard's Andy Hubbert, he explained that he visits his sister who lives in the county and so was happy to visit the area again.
Heading up the Committee on Exiting the European Union and a staunch campaigner for a comprehensive and clear Brexit strategy, he saw the European Union's ministers rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May's 'Chequers Plan' for Brexit as an opportunity to rework it for the better while seeking to reassure local employers and workers in Lincolnshire that it can be to their advantage, without allowing a "free-for-all" for migrant labourers.
He was also very forgiving of Class War protesters for berating his children on their doorstep last week about their father and the Conservative Party's policies, saying that he was always an advocate of free speech.
However, despite being a critic of certain decisions made by the Prime Minister, he insisted he had no aspirations of getting his hands on the seat of power himself, saying that his role was as a back-bench MP.