It is going to be a long day today.Â I was round at my agent’s house at 7am, having already met my first voter of the day.Â It was an old lady sitting on the wall outside the place that used to be the polling station at 6:45.
Our first port of call was, ironically, in the Arundel and South Downs constituency.Â David had agreed to do a proxy vote for a member, but although they are in Horsham district they are not in the Horsham constituency.
After that we did a bit of a tour of polling stations in the constituency – not all of them: there are 50 in total which is a lot of polling stations.Â Some of them have as few as 400-500 voters on their register, but we did get to quite a few villages where I suspect they have not seen a Labour rosette for a long time.
My favourite was the one in Roffey by the shops, because after visiting it we popped into the Roffey Griddle for a small breakfast.Â Well maybe not so small for me, but it is going to be a long day and I need to keep my energy up.
I think David’s favourite was the one at Pease Pottage, because it is set up in the Black Swan pub (my local!) although we didn’t stop for a drink.
After all that we stopped off at my place for a cup of tea and found Chris Oxlade’s vehicle parked outside.Â Very impressed, and more than a little jealous.Â I just have our old Mondeo estate with a Labour car sticker and a couple of posters in the back.
Anyway, I’m now changed, caught up with the news, Twitter and email, and ready to go out again for the harder part of the day – all the knocking on doors.