Bromley & Chistlehurst: Today's the day
Today's the day - Bromley & Chistlehurst by-election - I shall be on tenterhooks waiting for the results tonight. It looks like it will be very close - a real shock to David Cameron.
Not had time to post much this week - I've spent the last few evenings over there (felt a bit guilty I haven't been able to spend more time helping). The campaign HQ is a hive of activity with bods piling in from all over. People I've not seen for months and in some cases years. The mood is very buoyant. So many of our MP's mucking in, it's quite impressive. Have to admire some of the regulars who have really worked their socks off.
Seeing Chris Rennard hovering around keeping his beady eye on everything always makes me smile. He's a wily old fox who doesn't miss a trick. He reminds me of the old generals in the war room carefully mapping out strategy. Wonder what the party would do without him.
All the controversy surrounding the Tory candidate is headlines in the local Bromley Times which goes out today. (Had a butchers myself last night). It'll be interesting to see if the news will affect the voters going to the polls today.
There's almost been a daily commentary about the saga running on Alan Muhammed's blog,with Liberal Review - Apollo, Rob Fenwick (the picture is courtesey of Rob) and several others also adding their pennyworth. That's really a tongue in the cheek comment because it's potentially an explosive issue. We'll know by tomorrow the status of play.
Update: We didn't win but what a fantastic result - think Lynne Featherstone sums it up nicely how we all feel.