Saturday, 10 October 2009

Campaign day

We have been on a tough timetable this last 10 days. First we drove from london to Inverness, I ran a marathon, then Inverness to Manchester for four days at the party conference and then Manchester to Camborne on Thursday in time for the campaign day today.

There will be a General Election within the next seven months. We have a lot to do between now and Christmas. Today we had another 50 volunteers out campaigning - delivering leaflets in Camborne and preparing a major direct mail operation.

The issue of MPs expenses has also returned as an issue. The current sitting Lib Dem MP has launched a fresh attack on MPs from other parties from other parts of the country but she has still refused to adjust her own behaviour and has refused to curtail her use of public money on perks like extra food and promotional literature about herself. The debate is going to run and run.