I am just back home having hosted the first of the series of Election Briefing Meetings I hold each year to bring all candidates and MPs up to speed with election plans and strategy. Tonight's meeting was particularly large and lively as it was for candidates from Tonbridge & Malling and Chatham & Aylesford constituencies; and with "all out" elections in both areas we had a full room.
What always strikes me with this particular group is even after a prolonged period of electoral success, there is not an ounce of complacency. Despite being
just a week before Christmas, every single candidate (apart from two who
are out of the country and two who are unwell) attended as did Tracey
Crouch MP and Tom Tugendhat.
Tonight I once again saw a calm determination to put self interest aside and work as a team to win. Working alongside such selfless and dedicated people is one of the great privileges of being the West Kent Agent.