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Posts by A Candidate in a Marginal Seat
This diary is written by a Parliamentary candidate contesting a marginal seat in May.
This week I took part in a hustings. Does anyone, except my online stalkers, enjoy them?
A Candidate’s Diary: Badgers, kippers and same sex marriage – though not necessarily all at the same time…
Take it all with a pinch of salt. Do your best and, cometh the hour, “treat those two imposters just the same”.
A Candidate’s Diary: Seething resentment. Bitterness. The risk of a beating. It’s my Association Bridge Night.
Keep going. Only six more weeks in the asylum.
A Candidate’s Diary: Some candid advice from the doorstep in a marginal to CCHQ in the Westminster Village
Donors shouldn’t be phoned and asked not to contribute to non-40/40 seats. Candidates shouldn’t be ordered to support by-elections or risk removal from the list.
A Candidate’s Diary: Abuse. A child’s toys. Dog faeces. A broken door bell. I meet a voter whose support I don’t want.
“Why is your kid not at school? If you’re going to mess your life up, go ahead – but at least give your lad a chance, eh?”
A Candidate’s Diary: A training day, a Ministerial visit, cream envelopes…and the Black and White Ball
I understand why these things happen – the money has to come from somewhere – but the damage done in working class places such as mine is significant.
I know some candidates who only visit those who will vote for them, and others who chase those who will never vote. Which will work?
Apparently I’m supposed to campaign in someone else’s seat, not that for which I’m actually standing.
A new fortnightly diary from a candidate fighting a marginal seat next May.