Wednesday, 8 July 2009

A trip to Norwich ....

Today I was back in Norwich helping out Chloe Smith's by-election campaign.

There are lots of good political reasons to get over to Norwich now - all by-elections are crucial, some are frenetic but this is clearly one where the helpers are not only working incredibly hard but also enjoying.

Chloe is a super candidate who has energised local campaigners and, yes, the feedback from the voters is that its Time for Change.

Norwich is also a wonderful day (or weekend) out for the family. A couple of Saturdays ago I turned up in the morning with my 3 children (aged 11,9 and 7). We delivered some leaflets and then had some family time. The covered market is a glory for pocket and birthday money. A late (not expensive) lunch in one of the side streets was followed by a trip to the Castle.... they do a £1 ticket between 4pm and closing time. My children's only complaint was that they had not left themselves enough time to enjoy the hands on experience created by the outstanding museum staff. I've taken them to plenty of "Historical Sites" or "Museums" over the years but rarely have they been united in demanding "more!". Come on over to Norwich, help the campaign and enjoy the city.

p.s. just in case you are interested in what else I am doing I got back late last night from Brussels (see previous post) and tomorrow will be meeting one of our leading Agri-businesses in Cambridgeshire and then local councillors in Bedfordshire... had a good day on Sunday meeting residents and speaking at a lunch in Aldeburgh (Suffolk).

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