I am very probably tempting fate with this entry and the skies will open tomorrow and a veritable avalanche of opposition campaigning will fall on my head!
That are now only 17 days to go until polling day and there’s still no sign or sound of the opposition. That of course, from my point of view, could be seen as a good thing.
The flip side of my current good fortune is that the voters of Spalding Wygate don’t get a chance to hear how somebody else might think that they could do a better job of representing them than I have over the last 12 years. They could also find themselves wondering what the point of voting was, when they have no way of comparing the candidates. There is of course always the protest vote, or as one non-admirer put it, ‘I wouldn’t vote for you, even if the other bloke was a house brick!’ (I think he was upset about a planning application).
The other disappointment is, that if the opposition is what they call a paper candidate and has no intention of mounting any sort of election campaign, then he has given the electorate the false hope that they might be given an opportunity to make a choice. Added to that, he’s also cost local taxpayer unneccesary expense, by requiring the district council to open a polling station in Spalding Wygate on 5th May. Fingers crossed I’m right!! Don’t forget to vote YES to Conservative and NO to AV on 5th May by the way!
To read more about the Spalding Wygate ward and the Conservative group go to: http://southhollanddcconservativegroup.co.uk/3818/welcome