My legs are feeling tired, I have a sore throat and getting up this morning for the Food 4 Families meeting was hard work, but I think election day went well for us. So I am in a good mood. I took part in our usual, election day operation in Park Ward, starting at 7 a.m. when the polls opened, and finishing at 10 p.m. when the polls shut. Over the day, I did a combination of taking numbers on the gate of the polling station, organising and knocking up our voters to remind them to vote. We had loads of people helping, which spread the work and made it quite a social day as well.
There were no other parties on the gate at either polling station in Park Ward -- maybe they were out spending their expenses? A Labour Party supporter had left a red rose at the Newtown school polling station, which I didn't have the heart to remove. By the end of the day the rose was looking a little worse for wear -- in a similar way to Labour's performance recently. Maybe the other parties had bussed their activists to help with local or county elections elsewhere, or alternatively, perhaps, they were just fed up and stayed at home?
Anyway, our election day statistics showed our vote was up on last year but we shall have to wait till the weekend for the count and see how that goes to see how many Euro MPs we get in the southeast and across the country.