I was down at the House of Commons one evening last week, soaking up the atmosphere in Committee Room 11. The evening was organised by Kerry Pollard, the MP for St Albans, and involved several candidates from the Eastern Region. It was good to hear how the others are getting on and pick up a few tips for campaigning.
There were two junior ministers there as well: Gareth Thomas (International Development) and Ivan Lewis (education). It was good to get access to them and I was able to quiz Ivan about Educational Maintenance Awards.
To round off the evening there was a political quiz, which I won on a tie-break with Dave Monaghan, the Bury St Edmunds candidate.