It is election time again, which sounds like it should be the name of a Fall album, but probably isn’t, and again I find myself standing as a candidate. This time it is the county council elections and I’m standing in Meridian division. Meridian is in East Grinstead and so called because the zero meridian passes through it. It reminds me that I haven’t moved far, laterally, in the last (almost) 30 years because back in about 1984 I moved to Hither Green where the meridian was marked out in the tunnel of the railway station where it passed through.
I think I have actually lost count of the number of times I have stood in various elections.