The polls close and the phones go silent in Newark

Newark campaigningPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

The polls have just closed in the Newark by-election, and after a useful briefing on the Planning system at the council this evening I was pleased to be able to put in a couple of hours making last-minute telephone calls to the residents of that lovely town and the surrounding villages in support of Robert Jenrick’s campaign.

Since the local elections here 2 weeks ago I have mainly been occupied with getting started in my new role as a councillor, helping organise our ward surgeries programme – and this week, trying to hold the council to account over the incredibly disappointing closure of the M&S store in Woolwich town centre.

I managed to get up to Newark on Saturday, however, for a day’s campaigning and have been hitting the phones to help the party’s massively energetic by-election campaign – which with any luck, has today secured the constituency the strong local MP it deserves. Continue reading The polls close and the phones go silent in Newark