Andrew Allison

Election Day Blues

In elections on May 6, 2007 at 3:42 pm

On election day, some of those candidates who stood a good chance of winning, were getting rather nervous. Those of us who knew we were going to lose, were – as you would expect – in a more jocular mood.

Shirley Bowes knew she was going to be defeated in the New Trimdon and Trimdon Grange ward on Sedgefield Borough Council. This ward contains Tony Blair’s house and the Trimdon Labour Club that has featured in the three previous general elections. As Mrs Bowes does not live in the ward she was standing in, she could not vote for herself. It’s a pity really, as she managed to go down in history as the candidate who polled zero votes. At least I managed 150. Well, 149, if you take my vote out of the equation. Click here for the full story.

On a more personal note, it was strange voting for myself. I took quite a long time looking at the ballot paper before I put the ‘X’ next to my name. Even though I knew I wasn’t going to win, I felt proud of myself for putting my head above the parapet and having a go. I will certainly do the same next year. I have gotten the bug now, and I don’t think I will be able to rest until I am elected.

  1. I would have liked to be elected too but I knew I had no chance. I did get 174 votes though.

    I will just have to work hard for the next 4 years.

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