Please 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