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Thursday 15 April – Exclusive: No excitement in Corbridge

Not many orgies in Corbridge, or so Guy Opperman was told today by an 85 year old resident, and who are we to challenge that? Location will remain anonymous to protect the guilty, and I am sure Guy’s blog will tell us more in due course. And not many Liberal Democrats either, it would appear, if you look over the tumbleweed bouncing past their deserted office. Hopefully they’ll field a candidate in this General Election.

IMG_4409compIn my quest to meet more Shadow ministers than David Cameron, today’s haul comes in the form of Lord Bates, or Michael Bates as he is more generally known, who very kindly helped us with some advance canvassing of Corbridge. It was very good to see that he is prepared to get stuck in to the nuts and bolts of politics.

Later on we went over to County Hall Morpeth to meet the Conservative councillors, to tell them how things were going.

IMG_4418compFinally more canvassing, this time in Stannington, where the six of us got most of the village done in a few hours. Cllr Mel and Guy were heading for the pub afterwards, where I hope Guy didn’t try to keep up with Mel….