The General Election was called 5 week ago, and with 9 calendar days to go before voting starts, I still haven’t heard of anyone in Nottingham South receiving a leaflet, letter or visit from a representative of any other political party. Unprecedented. Meanwhile Labour has been out and about, having delivered a first leaflet, arranging for every registered household to receive an election address by post, writing to postal voters and calling on residents.
Meeting people at Meadows Embankment tram stop, Willowbrook Court, Briar Court and Lothmore Court. Warm conversations, and one particularly serious chat with one of the residents who is on a Ministerial panel seeking to tackle knife crime.
Pleasant meeting Old Meadows residents, who are staying with Labour, and with Remain. Being with Lilian, the sessions are much more about people greeting her, and national discussion points, which included seeking assurance that should the default become that cars are not parked on pavements, Councils would be able to waive it for streets where that’s not practical; and disappointments with the cuts to arts in our schools’ curriculum. Some extra checks were put into traffic arrangements for the Robin Hood Marathon to ensure Meadows residents were not contained by the race, or queues caused by the marathon. – Photographs available.