Saturday, 7 March 2009

Canvassing Wouldham

We had a slightly smaller team of 8 out today for our morning canvass of Wouldham. However we still managed to knock on over 600 doors and covered all but 3 roads of the entire village.

Another good response from people and I personally only met one solid Labour voter but even she had major concerns about a local issue that no-one appears to be doing anything about - I promised to look into it for her. Other Labour voters said the same curious thing to me today as some said last week "I've always voted Labour but maybe it is time for a change". I also had one wonderful chap, who was a little bit deaf, tell me that he voted Labour last time but he reads the Sun and if the paper tells him to vote Conservative then he probably will! The power of the media should never be underestimated!

We were all pretty exhausted at the end of the 2 and half hours of canvassing so went to the Red Bull in Eccles for lunch - I treated myself to the steak pie before skipping off to do more paperwork.

1 comment:

John M Ward said...

It is wise not to underestimate the power of the media; and they themselves are well aware of the power they wield.

Fortunately an ever larger number of people in Britain are making up their own minds nowadays, and aren't so easily swayed by what they read, hear or watch. I consider this to be a healthy sign!