Sorry for the lack of postings over the past few weeks - things have been a bit hectic.
Perhaps you have an image that an election campaign is high-powered and well-funded.
In Acocks Green, we yearn for a shoestring upon which we can run our campaign. There's only one party in Birmingham backed by a millionaire and it isn't Labour. The reality is that we rely on members to cover our costs and do most of the hard work. This year is remarkable because we have so many volunteering to help - not a huge number and any more volunteers are more than welcome.
At least we're running the campaign locally - the Acocks Green Liberal Democrat campaign is run from Moseley (the home of a surprising number of LD candidates).
Still, that's one of the benefits of having a local candidate committed to and involved with the local community and not Hemming's choice, parachuted into what they consider a safe seat.