It was great to sit down with our 2014 Local Government candidates in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday and go through campaign plans for the next eight weeks. Greg Clark MP opened the meeting and spoke enthusiastically about the campaign ahead. Despite his responsibilities as MP, Minister and to his family, Greg's commitment to doorstep campaigning cannot be faulted. He is out every weekend with the local teams, knocking or doors and delivering newsletters; an example to many MPs in marginal seats.
The atmosphere at the meeting was upbeat. A favourable response to the budget, UKIPs poll ratings in decline and ours rising to parity with Labour, and a strong local record to promote filled our candidates with quiet optimism and determination.