Friday, 5 June 2009

Election day

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.

1 comment:

mattblackall said...

I have been talking to several people at work to encourage them to vote Green and they were enthusiastic about doing so and said out of all party's, the Green party was the one they were most likely to vote for... so i left work on thursday reminding them to go and vote... come friday when i asked if they had, two of them said they couldn't be bothered to leave the house but said if they did they would had voted Green! I know one of them lives in Park Ward because she has mentioned that a Green Party member has knocked on their door a few times and her description of that person matched you... Anyway, let's hope the Green Party are not 2 votes off of getting either a second (or perhaps third...) MEP in south east! Matt