Well, after weeks and weeks of hard slog – election day is almost upon us. I’ll be at The Knowle in Sidmouth with my husband Dan, the wonderful Sharon Howe and our fabulous election agent Geoff Sharples at the count, all through Thursday night into Friday morning waiting to hear how many votes we’ve achieved for the Green Party here in the Conservative heartland of East Devon !
I have been receiving good luck messages by email, Facebook and twitter so I thought I’d start off this thread so you can all add your comments below. Let’s bring together all this positive GREEN energy in one place.
Can I just take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has played a part in this election campaign – from designing the election literature, to handing out leaflets, staffing stalls, walking round in the rain (and sun!), putting posters up and putting postcards though doors. Thank you to the people who helped me prepare for the public debates, came to support them and then ferried me home afterwards! Thank you for the help writing newspaper articles, press releases and taking photos, making videos etc. Thanks for all the work involved in preparing and running our public meetings and thank you to everyone who has kindly donated money to fund our campaign. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make our fundraising curry night (below) such an amazing success and thank you to everyone who came along, enjoyed the food, company and helped us raise £160!
Thank you to the East Devon Green Party TEAM, you are all superstars! – Bee, Diana, Lesley, Ana, Michael, Mark, Paul, Cathy, Cherry, Kerry, Emily, Miriam, Mike, Anya, John, Roger, Ruth, Andy and Michele. Special thanks to Geoff, who had to deal with all the reams of election paperwork and press and Sharon H for being the most wonderful support all along the way from that first coffee and chat in Honiton last Christmas! We did it!
Thank you to my wonderful husband Daniel and my two children Natasha and Aleck for putting up with mummy dashing off here, there and everywhere over the past few weeks. Thank you also to my lovely mother in law Sue (aka Mum 2) for helping with the children and ferrying me about.
Thanks everyone – please add your vote to http://www.exmouthpeople.co.uk too if you have a minute.
Don’t forget to add your comment below….and if you are interested in getting involved with the local elections (even just to help) please click here to find out more.