Having never been to one (which really put me at a disadvantage for organising one) I wasn’t sure what to expect – or even how many people. But in the end there was a good crowd that mixed well.
Ingrid Koehler, who works at the Improvement and Development Agency blogged about it this morning, referring to my little spat over surgeries. (That post was followed by a Lambeth Labour councillor using it as an excuse for a bit of political knocking. Rather disappointingly I responded in kind rather than rising above it.) I hadn’t particularly thought about it as any type of engagement – although I did end up talking a bit about the council with some of the people there – it was really prompted to have an excuse for a beer and by a bit of jealousy of SW15.
Obviously I’ll take any credit going. But I think the key thing was that everyone enjoyed themselves – judging by the Tweets afterwards it seems that everyone did. I certainly hope there will be more to come. But for the time-being I would like to use this post to say thank-you to Bell Pottinger for their sponsorship, but most of all to the people who came for making it such a great night.