So, as the title may indicate, today has been quite busy.
For the most part, it’s been themed around seeking out and applying for jobs, internships and other opportunities. So plenty of filling out application forms and writing cover letters. Not interesting, but necessary. I’ll let you all know if anything comes of it.
But the bulk of my exertion today has come this evening. Yes, my leaflets have finally been printed, all thousand or so of them. I’m largely pleased with them, though the copier has slightly warped the left edge of the front page. It’s still readable, it’s just that the first letter on each line is a little warped.
So my evening was spent folding these lovely leaflets into three (whilst watching Warrington Wolves make difficult work of beating Huddersfield Giants), ready to take out tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous. I’m not just going to be putting the leaflets through letterboxes, I’m going to be knocking doors and talking to people. In true-blue Berkshire. But my theory is that people here are tired of no one asking their views, no one caring what they think. My theory is that there is only a Conservative majority out of apathy, and people are itching for a chance.
So maybe I’ll get a favourable reception. At any rate, I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been dominating the online and media campaign (largely because I’m the only candidate who seems capable of using the internet), but the Tories and Lib Dems have already had leaflets out. I’m hoping to go a step further by actually engaging people, regardless of the reception I may get, in order to actually hear what they have to say.
Also, at this stage I’d have to say that it seems the UKIP and Green candidates are merely paper candidates. I’d be surprised if either of them got more than a handful of votes. But hey, I’ve been wrong before!
And if you can’t wait to see my leaflet, or if you’re not in the area but are curious, here’s a pdf version of it for your enjoyment!