A Nervous Wait
The campaign is over, after the Polling Station closed at 10pm last night. It has been a long three weeks of sore feet and wearing out the soles of my shoes. Even though my body feels tired, I have enjoyed the process.
Before the count, which starts today at 10am, I would like to thank the many people who have helped me during the campaign. Being an Independent candidate is tough, as you have no party support. So any help, is warmly received.
I have always delivered my own leaflets by hand, as I have always thought if you want people to vote for you, you have to give everyone a leaflet. I guess it is impossible to guarantee 100% delivery, and those who have somehow slipped the net, I apologies.
Yesterday was a long day, as I was stood outside the Polling Station from 7am till 10pm. One thing military training teaches you, is how to stand on your feet for long periods of time. That training was a godsend yesterday.
As for yesterday, it was good to see so many people turn out and vote. For the Porthleven Polling Station it was 638 people, out of 2500 on the electoral register. I am sorry I could not be at both Polling Stations. It is just impossible to be a two places at once. Hopefully those people at the Helston West Polling Station understand.
As for the result, I will know probably early afternoon. From the responses at the Polling Station in Porthleven I am positive, but you just never know. I really hope people have had the faith in me again and re-elected me.
Thank you again for voting.