We have been canvassed. It was all very thrilling and, to prove that canvassing definitely works, I changed my preference after encountering various candidates. My favourite was a candidate from a smaller party who turned up on our doorstep and met herself. In fairness, although acknowledging that she didn’t have a vote, he engaged with enthusiasm. He was ready with his climate change patter but she was interested in his party’s policy on penal reform (don’t ask me). While we had the distinct impression that his party’s policy was being made up on the hoof on our doorstep, I was much more positively disposed to him after his visit. And he might even get elected – still early days.
I can tell you, it’s all very exciting here at the moment and even people with zero previous interest in politics are glued to the count.