Met with Graham Dines, political editor of the East Anglian Daily Times, also known as the EADT or just "The Anglian". We chatted for an hour down at the Waterfront. We covered many policy areas including foxhunting, campaigning, housing, transport, the other political parties and date of the election. He reckons it will be at the end of October. I think that date may be attractive to Tony because he won't really want to be fighting an election while he is head of the G8 or President of Europe next year. However, I suspect that backbenchers with a small majority will want more time to win over the electorate post-iraq. So I still think Spring 2005.
He said that the bulk of the paper's sales are in the Central Suffolk area, so I need to keep in his good books!
Was at IBC Labour councillors meeting tonight. Had a good chat to the Ipswich Agent (John Cook) about campaigning.