Campaign enters final week
Leafleting finished in Barnstaple North and South today – great effort and thanks to all who helped. On the last road a man came to his gate waving the leaflet and called me across. “Is that you?” he said pointing to the photo. I said yes and waited for a comment. He said “ Good luck – we need to get rid of that *****, Greenslade!” Nice to finish on an encouraging note!
The North Devon Journal published the candidate details today – had to be amused about my fellow candidate in Barnstaple North, the Communist party’s Gerry Sables, remarking that he considered the Labour Party in North Devon ‘lazy’. A bit rich coming from a party, who unlike Labour, can only field one candidate in these elections! And by the way Gerry – where were you when we joined the health workers lobby against regional pay plans at North Devon Hospital in the autumn? Too busy plotting the revolution at The Reform in Pilton?
Meanwhile we have the aforementioned Brian Greenslade in his Journal piece bemoaning the interest his opponents have in his seat while he lists the work he’s done for the division. Brian - you receive a decent amount of cash to represent Barnstaple North – as a full time Councillor we’d expect nothing less than full time commitment to your patch.
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