Another hugely enjoyable evening canvassing for Leo Littman, Amy Kennedy and Mike Jones of the Green Party in Preston ward, Brighton. People were literally, I kid not, snatching the day-glo Green posters out of my hands before I’d had the chance to even ask them who they might be think of voting for. No wonder Labour has given up on campaigning in Preston! Here’s Mike Jones at the end of the evening’s campaign.
Amy Kennedy has led the Green Party campaign in Preston
Canvassing again yesterday, which is a very positive experience indeed, if you are in the Green Party. After lots of digging and sieving on the home front (to remove the stones from my garden) and walking miles to get to Preston and back, I’m too tired this morning to wax lyrical about what an excellent councillor Leo Littman will make. I’ll be out campaigning for him this evening again.
Leo Littman, Brighton born and bred
Of the people I spoke to on the doorstep, 79% declared support for the Green Party in the local elections. No wonder the Labour Party has taken to canvassing without any electoral data to slow them down. Normally a canvasser carries this sort of information to gather data about where his/her party’s support lies, so that they can be reminded to vote on election day. This is called “knocking up”. (Remembering this blog is read by various people, I thought an explanation of the phrase might be useful, in case people thought, erm … ). It looks like the Labour Party have abandoned the idea that they are going to knock up their supporters. This new method of canvassing is very quick but it does mean that the canvasser runs the risk of harassing people already canvassed or wasting time on die-hard opponents. I was in the Labour Party in the 1980s in Brighton and they wouldn’t have dreamt of adopting this slutty tactic back then. What has happened to the Labour Party since then? If they can’t organise themselves properly, they shouldn’t be asking us to organise our city.
The Oddest Garden Furniture I've Ever Seen - Found in Preston