Sympathy to all Agents!

This is my first, perhaps only, foray into the role of Agent. This is for an excellent candidate in a safe Tory seat, with probably less than a dozen Labour activists across the whole sprawling constituency. No experience; no people; no money; no realistic hopes beyond unashamedly showing Labour’s colours and values to the heathen;…

Norwich North – the first seat of an overall majority!

Friday and we join a mass of volunteers, the Progress team on their last ‘Final countdown’ campaign days and Jess Asato our candidate.  You can read more about her campaign here. Winning Norwich North and we are in overall majority territory so key to our national campaign as well as giving Labour voice to those who live in a…

Thanet South – A battleground seat if every there was one . . .

Saturday and we joint a different bunch of local volunteers, comrades from Hope not Hate along with Will Scobie our candidate in the fight to see off ukip and their so called leader.  You can read more about his campaigning here. Once upon a time Thanet South wasn’t on our target list.  Now with the departure of the sitting Tory, and…

Milton Keynes South | Target Seat 69

As with many of the new towns created by the Attlee and Wilson governments, Milton Keynes is a very green and pleasant land, with much rural fringe in the immediate vicinity of the city centre, ranging from Stoney Stratford to Bletchley.  It makes for an interesting setting for a huge number of apple trees, dotted…

Swindon South | Target Seat 55

Tuesday and it’s sunny Swindon to campaign for Anne Snelgrove and her team, along with a visit from Tristram Hunt – he’s also here to meet with local head teachers and explain further Labour’s policies for schools. Over the weekend the papers report current polling that has this seat neck and neck between us and…

To Beaconsfield and back again – every vote still counts!

After the rigours of the Country Tour (some 650 miles supporting eight CLPs – from Lydney to Darwen) the tube and train swept me westward to spend Saturday supporting Tony Clements, our PPC for Beaconsfield (yes another Tony standing in that interesting part of Buckinghamshire!).  Given the response on the door-step and the street stalls…

Country Tour – Day 3 – The North

A cool grey morning in the Midlands soon gives way to the sunny uplands of the Peak District as we head north to meet Caitlin Bisknell, PPC for High Peak, and her team. The rolling hills stretch out in every direction, occasionally interrupted by an aggregates quarry, a bright beacon on human industrial endeavour in…