Busy, busy, busy, where do the days fly to? I am sad to say that this blog has been badly neglected over the last few days with nary a posting since last week due to other pressures, including a trip to London on Saturday to be with Nigel Farage MEP and many other UKIP activist for a training day in preparations for the EU elections.
Sadly, that will probably be the case from now on right through to June when the European elections take place due to most of my time taken up with campaigning and little time for blogging, although I will do my best.
One of the things taking up a lot of time at the moment is a local by-election in Walsall due to the sad death of Walsall Councillor, Cath Micklewright who represented the Rushall Shelfield Ward. Our UKIP candidate is Tim Melville who has been working hard in the ward, that is when he is not in his favourite watering hole, the Wheatsheaf, or working all hours God sends in his business as a dental technician.
Polling day is this coming Thursday and, no doubt, there will be time to post something about the result on this blog. Elections are funny old things, you work your socks off pounding the streets delivering election addresses and speaking to half interested voters, those that still vote these days, and at the end of it all the results seldom reflect all the graft as the voters still go out and vote for their traditional party despite the fact the three main parties have been effectively sticking their fingers up to the electorate for years as they give our country away to the EU – it’s all very sad.
However, whilst campaigning during some freezing weather, a number of people I have spoken to have expressed the fact they have no confidence in the other parties and some have sounded very positive about our UKIP message. However, despite that, on Thursday the 26th February, no doubt the Tories will have a replacement Councillor and we in UKIP will be mulling over our percentage as if they were runes to foretell the future – but it would be nice if we could be calling Tim “Councillor” on Friday morning.