For example, last week I was sent an email by the Ceri Pring at the Conservative Councillors' Association . This has the final copy of their LOCALISER magazine attached as a pdf, along with a note "hope this is OK!" I stared at it, wondering why on earth it had been sent to me and why I should be asked my opinion. Jon had spotted my "confused and bewildered" expression and wandered to my side of the desk to see what I was staring at. "Oh, it's your article on LG Candidate Recruitment" he said. I starred back, blankly. "You remember - you dictated it to me in September, before we went to Manchester for Party Conference...you were eating a Tesco Finest Ham Hock and Cranberry sandwich at the time - whilst airbrushing Medway Councillors."
I am not sure if it was the ham hock and cranberry sandwich or the airbrushing of Medway councillors which jolted my memory, but it all came flooding back. The CCA were putting together a magazine on local candidate recruitment and wanted to feature our "People just like you" campaign.
Anyway, here is my article, and below it a link for you to download and read the entire magazine, which offers lots of great advice on LG candidate recruitment.