Spent an interesting if chilly evening knocking up voters for the Kentish Town council byelection. The most fascinating voter was a woman whose son answered the door and who asked me in. She was seated in a lounge chair, with Green and Labour leaflets spread in front of her. There was only two hours until the polls closed, and she would definitely vote, but she was trying to make up her mind, and really agonising over it. She grilled me on the full range of issues, the candidates etc, for at least 10 minutes.
If only all voters took such care and paid such attention.
Which brings me to the US election – you might not have a “real” vote, but you can have a virtual one.
And the KT result? Well the fact that I’m not listing it here will tell you it wasn’t a great one from my point of view. You can find it here. The Lib Dems haven’t been punished for their councillor running off to Arizona, or for their 6am day of poll leaflet delivery, which certainly annoyed one voter I spoke to who owns a small, barking dog….