Yesterday I joined John Flack - one of the Eastern Region's other MEP candidates and a group of others on a day trip to Crewe and Nantwich to help support the parliamentary by election.
We were detailed off to the outlying villages around Nantwich. A beautiful day in a beautiful part of the country. Canvassing a relatively new estate of mixed housing we found many Conservative supporters and many former Labour supporters who will not be voting for Gordon next week. I was left with the clear impression that Gordon Brown is right to panic - I'm glad that he has finally done something about his 10p tax rate fiasco but believe it was only political panicking forced the u-turn.