Sunday, April 22, 2007

Out and About

My team and I did a load of leafleting round Icknield Port Loop over the weekend. I spoke to many residents during our rounds, and the following themes came out:
  1. Recycling collections. Not all residents are getting their boxes returned to their front doorsteps - I will get the Council to sort this out.
  2. Illegal dumping and litter. Residents aren't happy that dumped fridges etc just get a sticker put on them, rather than stronger action being taken. One resident suggested putting a skip at the end of the road from time to time to take litter and larger items. I don't know about the viability of this, but again I'll take this up with the Council.
  3. Noise. Some residents are unbelievably inconsiderate. I've suggested making a complaint directly to the Council - the offender shoudn't be able to find out who you are.

All in all, a great weekend's work and I'm looking forward to the election on Thursday May 3rd.

Finally, great to see such an amazing turnout in the French presidential election. If only we could get 85% in Ladywood!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Gordon Brown Ate My Pension

We had some fun yesterday handing out a spoof tabloid newspaper at New St Station, illustrating Gordon Brown's shameless tax raid on UK private pensions. This was part of a national campaign at commuter hot spots and accompanied Shadow Chancellor George Osborne's 'No Confidence' motion in the House of Commons.

Labour had a rent-a-mob handing out something or other, but they didn't stay as long. No sign of their candidate either...

Then it was off to another part of Ladywood Ward, where I finished off a round of leafleting. Finally a campaign meeting. Phew!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Register to vote by Wednesday 18th April...

...or you won't be able to vote in the election on Thursday 3rd May.

It's easy - just download the voter registration form, print it out, fill it in and send it off.

If you don't know whether you'll be around to vote on the 3rd, then just apply for a postal vote. Download the postal vote registration form. Again, you've got until Wednesday 18th April.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

It's Official!

Last night, I came home to find a letter from the Council telling me that my nomination for the Ladywood Ward election on 3rd May is valid. Bring it on!

Just like last year, I'm the only candidate who lives anywhere in Ladywood Ward!