|The Tonbridge & Malling Conservative team on the first Campaign Day.|
|After literally hundreds of campaigns I still feel a rush of nervous energy and a tingle of excitement |
whenever I load the election day supplies into my car.
There are five candidates tomorrow. Apart from our own Stuart Murray there is Labour, Green, UKIP, and an Independent who Chairs the Parish Council in the largest of the villages which comprise the borough council ward. In 2011 the independent polled 900 votes compared with the lowest Conservative vote of 1,250 - so our majority is just over 350 votes in a ward of 5,000 voters. The issue is further complicated by the fact UKIP did not stand last time, but are standing now. UKIPs candidate is an experienced campaigner, having fought and lost many campaigns in recent years.
What I do want to place on the record is how fortunate I am to have such an outstanding team of activists and campaigners working with me. The Association never fails to raise to the challenge - too many people to thank in this blog post, but let's just say Stuart will be writing over 100 letters of thanks!
So wish us well for tomorrow - I post the results on Twitter and Facebook as soon as I am legally allowed to do so.