Friday, 8 May 2009
Two observations from the time I have spent with candidates this week: One is that lifelong Labour voters have no enthusiasm for this Government. Some will do what they have always done, but many will vote Conservative for the first time. There are always converts, but I have never come across as many as I did yesterday in Admirals Ward. The second is the increasing lack of respect for politicians generally, something that can only increase over time as The Telegraph drip feeds the information that it aquired about MP's expenses. Mor and more people are convinced that all politicians are only in it for themselves. I hope that this won't affect turnout for important Euro & local elections.