Friday, May 1, 2009

Let the Canvass Begin!

And they’re off – with the local and European elections in just over a month, candidates of all shapes, sizes, political colours and hue have started the great marathon to get votes.

You will see the posters on the lamp posts, you will see the fliers in your letterbox and you will be spammed on the internet to within an inch of your life.

But what has happened to good, old-fashioned canvassing? Has it died a death along with the e-voting machines?

During the last general election campaign – only two candidates knocked on my door in the evening time.

The countdown has started in advance of June 5 and the title of First Candidate to Knock on My Door goes to Labour’s Veronica O’Doherty.

How many will follow? I will be counting!

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