Monday, 26 April 2010

72,391 steps to a Council Seat

There is a saying, "a journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step". I'm campaigning for a Council Seat in one of Labour's safest constituencies where, at the last count there was a 94.9%chance of them staying put. the title of this latest post is more than a litte prophetic. Nonetheless I managed to compose a campaign team, get 1000's of leafets ready to post and as many doors waiting to be knocked. One week (ish) to go and we've got about 4,000 leaflets out in two editions and a surprising number of pledge and thanks letters  for support. We are well on track for a decent knocking up session in the final week of polling. The Tory Story in all this? Even in the safest non-tory seats it's worth hammering away at the opposition. One election might dent the solid majority, the next election might turn the safe seat into a marginal, the election after that ..... who knows.

At the beginning of all this I thought I'd try out my new pedometer and have clocked up the title figure of 72,391 steps so far. According to the Romans this is about 37 miles. I've got 963 miles or 1,926,000 steps to go. I make that about the 2014 General Election - the Tory Story will still be going, I'll let you know if I get there.

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