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Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:56 AM

14. in sunny Wyre forest...

here in Worcestershire the upcoming elections - town, district and PCC - have, err... failed to set the media alight and haven't, as yet, got the electorates pulse, umm, pulsing..

the tories did reasonably well in local elections last time and i expect to see them lose some seats/votes as part of a wider backlash against the Tories in national government, but it would, imv, be a mistake to see that as anything other than a desire to kick the government, not a great vote of confidence in Labour.

as some will know i'm a member of the Labour Party, and i attend branch/constituancy meetings regularly, as well as being involved in the social side - truth is, the party at CLP level is disarray, and while we have new members, me included, many of the longer serving members just don't bother showing up, and the new members are much less interested in the donkey work of campaigning or even running the branches or CLP than the CLP needs. it looks, to me, quite possible that we'll have less than a dozen people prepared to put leaflets through doors within an urban sprawl of around 98,000. finding candidates hasn't been vanilla, though at least - unlike the LD's - we've actually managed to get candidates to stand in all wards.

this, it should be noted, in a parliamentary constituancy that has since 1997 been a Labour seat, an Independant NHS seat, a tory marginal and now a tory safe seat.

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