As you sow, so shall you type it appears! I’m taking a short rest from pounding the streets to catch up on paperwork. We’ve had a great response to our Residents’ Survey and follow-up canvassing but it’s pointless unless we do something with the data.
So, are the problems in Rayleigh road the same as those in Wellington Road? Are the voters going to paint Bush Hill Park yellow, or red, or green …? The answers seem to be “some of them are” and “the voters are keeping their powder dry”.
It could be telling that in a ward traditionally thought of as Tory, there are very few declared Tory voters and an overwhelming number of “still deciding” voters. They might just be shy, or this could be a reflection of the disillusionment expressed by some that Bush Hill Park has been viewed as “Tory by right, no need to make an effort here”.
And Labour and the rest? Conspicuous by their absence. The odd leaflet has been spotted here and there but my Lib Dem team seems to be the only group actively ringing doorbells and listening to voters.
But I should get back to entering the data and calling back those respondents who have real problems and are hoping I can help. No promises but this is why we rang their doorbells, because we want to help wherever we can.