Getting out the Postal Vote
Posted by jonathanfryer on Saturday, 23rd May, 2009
Postal votes for the European elections have been landing on people’s doormats over the past few days. Mine was hand-delivered to the house today (here in Tower Hamlets there have been so many scandals about postal votes being purloined in the past that the Council is trying to make things safer). When I attended a big dinner with Nick Clegg and Ed Davey MP in Tolworth (Kingston and Surbiton) last night, several people told me they had already put their cross next to the Liberal Democrat box and sent off their ballot paper (which is longer than any laundry list, but figures several distinctly soiled items). I will be putting mine in the postbox on my way to a TV studio to do a live programme this evening.
This afternoon, between doing a Hackney against the BNP ‘speed-candidating’ session in Stoke Newington — in which voters were able to spend a couple of minutes one-to-one with eight different candidates — and canvassing in Walthamstow, I popped in to the LibDem HQ at Cowley Street to see how the phone bank operation is going there: all through the Bank Holiday weekend, a dedicated team of volunteers is phoning round our supporters with postal votes in strong areas to make sure they get their votes sent off. This is really an election in which every vote will count. Anyone who would like to help can email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.