Sunday, 17 May 2009
Tales of a Euro elections canvasser
I have been out with the team canvassing for the Green Party and Caroline Lucas over the last few weeks. Up until the recent revelations, support in Reading seemed to be holding and up a bit. Following on from all of the press coverage over MPs abuse of expenses support for the three main parties has fallen off a cliff. With the Green Party's reputation for straight talking and Caroline's work to make the European Parliament more transparent and accountable -- resulting in her being named the most ethical MEP by the Observer -- we are now picking up a lot more support on the doorstep in the Reading area. This poll from the Independent on Sunday confirms that this is the case across the country.