Thursday, May 01, 2008

Live blog I: Turnout looking good?

A quick report from the front line from me. Have spent the morning down in South East London at one of the polling station and had a chat with the presiding officer in between a bit of telling. He was really surprised at the strength of the turnout in the polling district. It was looking close to 30% of the district by midday.

Have also been on the hunt for the Labour Party in my car and I can't seem to find them anywhere. We have a theory that the central campaign may have ordered the outer boroughs to give up on them, and get as many people into Zone 1 and 2 as possible.

The BNP are out in Welling (no surprise there) with a big van and picture of Barnbrook on the side begging for votes. I shall be off out again shortly to another campaign committee room to see how things are going turn-out wise. Thus far I have had only one negative response about the Tories.

If anyone has anymore stories about what is going on where they are just email me whilst I'm on the move.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Bear in mind that most of the over-65's, who are the most likely to vote, go out in the morrning. I don't know why, they just do. The afternoon is generally much quieter with some pickup in the evening for an hour or two.