Posts Tagged ‘Norwich North’

Norwich North result

July 24, 2009

This is an outstanding victory.  Considerably better than I expected.  Lots of people who know Chloe Smith expect her to make a real mark in Parliament.  The very best of luck to her.

Hope has triumphed over fear!

Norwich North

July 19, 2009

I spent the day in Norwich earlier today helping the party and its candidate, Chloe Smith, in advance of Thursday’s by-election.  I went along on a bus organised by Conservative Home.

On the way, there we watched House of Cards.   I have honestly never seen it before – wow, it was good!

When we arrived, we were welcomed by Theresa May MP.


Then the candidate said a few words:


Here was the base for the day:


One of the things I looked out for was (1) whether there were many posters? etc and (2) which party had the most?  I think that the honest answer is (1) not really and (2) Each party had some and it depended on the part of the constituency.  Here is a Labour one:


A Conservative one:


Labour again:


And, a Green Party one:


I saw a few for UKIP and Lib-Dems also.

At the end, the Party Chairman, Eric Pickles MP,  said a few words of thanks.  I was sitting behind him:


Not sure what to make of the latest attempt of the Labour Party to secure victory?  No, I am sure – it is nuts!