Happy new year to all and I hope you had a good Christmas.
A mention to my fellow Sittingbourne and Sheppey political bloggers – Martin Clarke from the Conservatives, Ashley Wise from Labour and Stephen Trafford from UKIP, happy new year to you all. I look forward to our discussions in the year ahead.
The big political event this year is of course the general election. It will be tough for us up against the Con-Lab coalition of vested interests but we will do our best. It would be nice to get the most seats but having more Liberal Democrat MPs and/or a hung parliament might give us the chance to see in place at least some of the reforms our parliamentary system so desperately needs.
We have our Hustings soon to choose our candidate. I have completed the first draft of my speech and it is far too long – so am now working on cutting it down. If there is a March election then it will be called as soon as next month, so if I am selected then I am keen to get going.
Other events: lots of changes at work and new colleagues to meet so that should liven things up, we have a world cup to look forward to, and the usual January resolution to lose some weight.
It should be a busy but fun year. Have a good one.