Thoughts from a LibDem Candidate in LibDem Siberia
I stood in Ayr West for the LibDems on Thursday. This was the first time the LibDems had stood in the local area since 1992 so there was no pressure.
All my opponents were incredibly nice and we all got on well. In fact, one of my fellow defeated opponents emailed me last night saying that he hoped I would keep going in politics.
I certainly will.
I may have only achieved 2% this time around but that far from sending me packing is making me wanna fight all the more.
I didn’t do nearly enough doorknocking as I would have liked. I managed to do a leaflet drop of 4 of the 6 polling districts with the highest predicted turnouts.
The hustings were a brand new experience and one thing I noticed is that my confidence levels need to increase dramatically if I’m ever to be good at speaking in front of people. I found the hustings very draining but interesting and exciting as well. I met new people and particularly in the Arts & Culture hustings met a group of people who I really want to get more involved with in the future.
I was disappointed with the 127 votes that I received particularly because it was such a long way behind the Independent in 2nd to last place by 422 votes but I live to fight another campaign.