Saturday, 17 May 2014

T'was the Saturday before poll


Up at the crack of dawn and on the road by 7.30am. Like almost every Conservative activist in the UK, I think I am now functioning purely on black coffee and adrenaline!

9.30am: First stop Paddock Wood to meet-up with Greg Clark MP, Tom Tugendhat and an amazing team of supporters who'd come to help from Tonbridge & Malling. 3,500 leaflets delivered in two hours in support of our local candidates, Elizabeth Thomas and Bill Hills. 

From left: Anne-Marie Nelson, Stuart Murray, Sophie Shrubsole, Tom Tugendhat, Matt Boughton, Chris Baldock, Howard Rogers, Jon Botten, Elizabeth Thomas, Greg Clark MP, Bill Hills, Owen Baldock and Vivian Branson .
Out of sight: Jacques Arnold and Richard Jeffryes.  

12.30pm: Elsewhere, TWs equivilent of "The Golden Girls" commence delivery of our weekend "What have the Conservatives done for us?" leaflet...
From left: Cllr Nicholas Rogers, Culverden Candidate Don Sloan and Association Chairman William Rutherford

Meanwhile, in the rural Hawkhurst & Sandhurst ward, our excellent candidate Nathan Gray and his team swamp the main roads with his poster dispay.

2.30pm: Then a dash back to Rochester to collect Dan Hannan MEP from Mark and Catriona Reckless' home, where I found Mr Hannan bouncing Baby Reckless on his knee (who said candidates don't kiss babies and pat dogs!)
3.30pm: Next stop was the Rose & Crown in Tonbridge, where we had invited Conservative to UKIP switchers to come along and hear Dan speak. About 30 people came, and were impressed with Dan's clear position on the referendum and his positive message about voting Conservative on Thursday.
Tom Tugendhat and Dan Hannan address Tonbridge swing voters
4.45pm: Final campaign stop of the day was Tunbridge Wells, where Dan was guest speaker at a special event in the home of Paul and Tracy Moore (local supporters) to mark the re-launch of the local Conservative Party branch in Park ward.

6.30pm: Dropped Dan off in TW town centre, where he was collected by Dee Morris to take him onto Swanley to address their annual dinner.  During the day several candidates have emailed to ask for additional leaflets or more SYWO cards so back to West Kent Towers to kick start the risograph!

10.00pm: Home, with a bag full of Indian takeaway.

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