Tuesday, April 06, 2010
General Election Day One
So, its official. Gordon has gone to the palace and the country will be voting in 30 days. I have spent the day helping Lucy Powell in Withington- putting up posters, leafleting and canvassing. The response has been very good with a strong anti-tory feeling. The Tory strategy of hoping for mass collective amnesia isn't working in Manchester!
I have received notice of the Clause Five meeting in London on Thursday- this is the one where we agree the manifesto. I am looking for some real substance dealing with the major issues-jobs and the economy, the NHS, crime and housing-to name but a few.
The polls are tightening and I see Ladbrokes are offering 5 to 1 against Labour having the most seats. Very generous and well worth a tenner!