So this week it is mainly election election and not guilty.
So with less than a week to go before the local elections the main drive is the Local Election. Obviously my main focus is my re-election campaign and all parties first priority are the defending seats.
We have had a great response over the election campaign and we are only now moving into the last stages. The trailer is a great tool for people and the love it. So many peole have their pics next to it or just take a pic on their phones to share with their friends.
In 2012 with Save Ashfield I used Social Media to engage with a number of people and that works well for us, hence the blog with 10,000 hits per month. But also the people that do not do social media don't know what's going on and we have had a huge focus this election with our leaflets. Over the period we have done 3 leaflets and a postal voters letter. Massive effect to get them all out but the team getting them all out is growing day by day. We are currently getting our latest leaflet out and we did 3500 in a few hours because we had a team of 20 out at one point. Massive effect but then it makes it simple to get them out. We will finish this latest leaflet off in the next day or two as the weather is not good today.
Labour absolutely blasted Standish last year and this year has done hardly anything. Tells a story that they are not expecting to win and finding it tough on the doorstep.The Internal row with Jeremy Corbyn hasn't helped. as for the Tories people are simply disgusted at this government looking after the rich and the cuts are now going too far.
So I have this blog and I have done it for years. Labour candidate has started her own. Since 2010 we have done we're backing campaign and now the Tory candidate has copied this. Only thing he uses actors, people from outside Standish, inc developers to support him. Doesn't he realise that Standish don't want houses? Typical Tory looking after their donors before residents.
A Labour supporter reported me for some nonsense and this was investigated. To be fair it shouldn't but the Labour Supporter insisted it was. I requested an external investigator and the findings are that I did not breach the code of conduct that Cllrs sign up too and this Labour supporter has wasted over £15,000 of tax payers money.
Our candidate has had a great response in Shevington and we have had a great effect there and we feel that we are now in a position to take that seat too of Labour. Good Luck to Janet there.
If you see me round give us a shout and if you need me you know where I am.
Thursday 5th May
Vote for Gareth Fairhurst