Tuesday, 11 May 2010

A time of change

No one really knows what is happening at the moment – and I don’t want to speculate here. Along with many local Cllrs my phone and email Inbox have been buzzing all weekend with people firmly pro and anti the various discussions that are going on in London at the moment. But I can assure anyone that has contacted us that we have passed on your views!

Closer to home, due to work commitments David Jenkins has stood down as group leader of the Lib Dems on the County Council, and I have replaced him. David and his predecessor, our new MP Julian Huppert, are a hard act to follow but it’s an interesting time to be taking the job on. Top of the list for the whole County has to be pushing for the Guided Bus to finally open at the often promised “no cost to the tax payer”.

At home I feel like the creator of Bart Simpson. His children were mildly impressed but wanted to know what he’d do next. After 5 weeks of a very busy election campaign my two sons were just stunned to have a home cooked meal last night that hadn’t been prepared by someone else!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Almost 48 hours and counting

My blog has fallen by the wayside in recent weeks – and I’ve really missed putting thoughts down at the end of a sometimes unusual day.

The last few weeks have seen over 80,000 leaflets delivered throughout the South Cambs constituency, and many miles walked and doors knocked on in Caldecote, Kingston and Toft whilst introducing District Council candidate Tumi Hawkins to local residents.

It’s almost all over – one last push before the polls open at 07:00 on Thursday morning. Waking up to the result on Friday morning is certainly going to be very different to anything we could have imagined just five weeks ago.

Hard work – but worth every blister and scrapped knuckle that came with it (I can only dream of the day letter box flaps stop fighting back!).
And the 14 year old? After weeks of listening to debate and asking 101 questions he's asking to join in when we deliver leaflets - I no longer have to "persuade" the family to come and give me a hand!