Saturday 9th November
The team was out all over the area on Saturday. We had a friendly rural team hitting up the doors of Eastry, at the same time as another team were calling on voters in Mill Hill. Also, at the same time (and where I based for the morning) was a small street stall team in Dover town centre.
Lots of leaflets handed out and chats had on the High Street. As the morning warmed up, so did the reception; the amount of Labour voters passing seemed to increase exponentially with the hour! At one point the baby because a little grumpy with me and I had to dart into Costa for a quick feed (I’m sorry Costa, I took a seat, but didn’t buy a coffee – I’ll buy two next time!) but then we were straight back out and at it again.
Then in the afternoon, I sped over to a children’s birthday party and even managed to chat a little bit of politics with some St Margaret’s parents around a small fire pit as our respective children toasted marshmallows and poked each other with skewers.
I spent the evening answering emails, finalising the design for some print material that will go out later in the campaign (maybe the prettiest designs for local political print you’ve ever seen!) and then collapsing into bed at 9pm (well the baby does wake up at 4.30am!).
We don’t campaign on Remembrance Sunday. I don’t post pictures of myself either on this day. It is about other people, who have given their lives for us. I’ll post a picture of Dover remembering their war dead. All those people came out today for good reason; lest we forget.