This morning the Westminster parliamentary candidate for Luton North had a long standing meeting with the principal of the "outstanding" sixth form college.
As we were tucked away in the head's office learning about his funding issues, exam successes and building plans we heard that Esther Rantzen was down the corridor with the A level politics group. The BBC asked us to join in the team discussion.
It was all rather bizarre. Esther seemed to have got her geography a bit muddled. She is thinking about standing in the next general election in Luton South - not North. She told us that the young people had been discussing crime and not feeling safe at night - and the poor image that they complain others associate with their town - why didn't politicians focus on young people's issues? With a dramatic gesture she announced that if she is elected to represent the town weight she will bring her celebrity friends to bring ballroom dancing to Luton. This didn't exactly set the group on fire... though they were pleased to be listened to.
Jeremy Brier, our excellent young parliamentary candidate took an intake of breath, he explained that in recent weeks he has knocked on over 2,000 doors in the town. They are not all celebrities - he explained some of the things he think could be done with encouraging local community volunters.
Whilst I applaud Esther for highlighting the need to clean up the expenses scandal there is more to do. Tossing her hat into the ring here could end up splitting the vote for the Conservative candidate in Luton South Nigel Huddleston and allowing Labour back in - that is if Margaret Moran doesn't get the message before the election and step down.
I am not going to claim that I know all the solutions to Luton's issues but it will take more than a cha-cha-cha or a tango. There are the business and jobs issues I wrote about a few days ago as well as the concerns at Vauxhall. Christian and Muslim leaders have written to all candidates asking asking for peace and Unity following recent events of extremism that do not reflect the views of the majority. I do know from recent visits that we have dedicated conservative candidates and volunteers working with local people to help make a difference and feeding back the concerns and issues from the ground to David Cameron's team in Westminster helping to form not just local but national policy.
Jeremy and I then went on to meet volunteers at the hospital radio and record a non political piece about what working life might be like if elected to the European Parliament.
I then left Luton to join candidates in Hemel Hempstead for a VERY positive canvassing session. The local conservative MP, Mike Pelling is clearly very deeply respected. His experience as a trained firefighter shone through during the Buncefield Oil depot explosion. I heard from local councillors that the constituency had not even begun to recover from the loss of jobs from Buncefield when the recession started to bite. But what I heard on the doorstep tonight was a clear endorsement that they know their MP is on their side.