Did some door knocking today in my IBC ward (St Johns). This isn't going to get me into Westminster but it's important to speak to my existing constituents and help my friends and colleagues with their campaigning.
I was knocking with Chris Mole, the MP for Ipswich. Of course technically he should be MP for Ipswich West, South and East because many of the people in the North Ipswich constituency think that Chris is their MP :-(
It was good to meet a resident that had just been helped by Chris - it is always pleasing to see politics get a result. The main issue we picked up was lack of affordable and council housing. It was good to hear Gordon Brown say in the budget that £1.5bn per year is to be made available to build 10,000 more affordable homes. Unfortunately, it will be some time before the houses are a reality.
The happy gang then retired to the Golden Key for a pint and a discussion on the issues of the day.