Each and every election I have stood in has had its own peculiarities, be they local or General Elections, and there have been four General Elections and countless local elections.
So far in this election, due to my roll in UKIP, I have run around looking after other UKIP candidates in the West Midlands, from getting their nominations signed, sorting out their candidate web-sites and speaking at hustings meetings on their behalf - as well as trying to campaign for myself in Walsall South where I am standing against Valerie Vaz, the sister of our ex Euro Minister, Keith Vaz.
On top of normal campaigning so far, due to the election, I have helped an elderly lady who, I met while out leafleting who asked me if I could lift her husband off the floor where he had fallen and could not get up, witnessed a hit and run traffic accident including writing a report of the accident for the victims insurance company, rescued a blue tit from the middle of the road and got it to the vet where, I hope, it will be able to make a full recovery, and today returned, once again to the Good Hope hospital with my father in law with a recurring problem. The mad system there mean that he can't be admitted on weekends and will have to be transferred to the other side of Birmingham to another hospital for a problem which he has been waiting for Good Hope to deal with. He was promised an operation within four to six weeks about twelve weeks ago - and is still waiting - in another hospital!
With any luck I amy be able to do some electioneering in my own constituency of Walsall South before the 6th May.