8 down, 21 to go…

Over a week into the formal campaign. And still three weeks to go. Are people fed up yet? So far it’s been a pleasant experience. I can’t help comparing to my first stint on the Battersea doorstep in 1997 which was, frankly, a depressing experience. As a Conservative campaigning has got better and better with […]

Council nominations

As I mentioned at the end of last week the nominations for the council elections closed last week and the statement of people nominated was published today. The full list can be downloaded from the council. This is the sort of thing that only really interests anoraks like me, but to give you the highlights. […]

Labour’s vision for Tooting: Bingo

I recognise that reports of meetings I attended are dull. Frankly, they are dull for me. Last night’s full council was a classic example of why. I have a lot of time for the Labour Party in Wandsworth, I think they have provided some good opposition to the council, but actually, that’s mainly come from […]

Weekly wrap-up, 4 December

It isn’t unique to being a councillor (although it might be exacerbated by the lack of structure) but I struggle to think of the things I have been up to this week! So when I can look to my diary to remind me of what meetings and appointments I’ve had I find myself thinking “was […]

My imminent de-selection

I live life on the edge. I’m the type of guy you see in a L’Oreal advert, perhaps running along the Thames, then doing something manly, like chopping down a tree or at least doing something wearing a tool-belt. And I use Facebook (you can even be my friend), which includes applications like ‘How Sexy […]