We are less than 112 days away from the general election. For Southend Labour party, that means that the campaign is well and truly underway. We have two excellent candidates selected for the two Southend seats (Ian Gilbert in Rochford & Southend East, and Julian Ware-Lane in Southend West), and leaflets have been going out and doors being knocked on for months.
According to a Daily Express report a few weeks back, the Lib Dems are yet to select candidates in more than half of all parliamentary seats across the country. I can, actually, believe this. After all, in Southend they have no candidates yet.