Here at Millbank Tower in Westminster (where I work) there has been much excitement amongst the Tories downstairs in their headquarters at the sound of the starting pistol. Extra security (and extra heavies) are present and in the lift we overhear people talk about what they will say to ‘Dave’ when he visits today. The Tory press conferences are going to be taking place six floors underneath me.
But at last we’ve got lift off – and I’ve been checking the BBC and SKY election pages to check they have spelt my name right. We’re away – exciting stuff.
The polls, as always, make interesting reading. The Guardian have the Tories in a four point lead which, oddly, would leave Labour with most seats – yet another fault with our election system. But generally the Conservatives seem in a comfortable lead.
We’ve been campaigning in Sittingbourne and Sheppey for over two months but now we have the date and can accelerate accordingly. Let the games begin!