We had several teams out in Tonbridge & Malling last evening, including a group in the small hamlet of Four Elms, in one of the remotest corners of this rural constituency. By 9am this morning, however, I had received a full report on their activities, from a very senior member of the Party Board, no less.
"Hello Andrew, just calling to let you know that your team in Four Elms were doing a good job last night." - said the Board member.
AK: "How on earth do you know that...?"
"One of your local team called at the house owned by the eldest daughter of my managing director..."
AK: "Oh, and what did she say..."
"She said he was somewhat effete but not wholly unattractive..."
AK: "No! No! No! I meant is she going to vote for us.....?"
"Oh yes, though she did say that even after she pledged her vote, he kept her talking for 15 minutes. Do pass it on..."
Somewhat effete but not wholly unattractive.... Surely she wasn't referring to our local candidate?