Saturday, 9 May 2015

Four More Years!

As the title implies, I was successful in my campaign for re-election to District Council.

On polling day itself, I was up early, and at my local polling station for 7.00, in order to greet people as they arrived to cast their votes.  It's uncertain if this has any material effect, but it's something I like to do.

There was a steady stream of people all day, some quite friendly as I spoke to them, others less so.

Apart from a couple of hours break around lunchtime, I was at the polling station all through the day, leaving at about 9.30 in the evening.  Plenty of friends came to vote throughout the day, all stopping for a bit of a chat.

The polling station was the busiest I have ever seen it, mostly due to the General Election being held the same day, with queues out of the door and into the car park from around 4.30 to around 8.30.

Eventually I got home and settled down to watch the General Election results come in - of which more in a future blog.

The count for the council votes commenced at 11.00 on Friday morning - my ward was amongst the last to declare, which served to increase my nerves even more (I'm always nervous at an election count - no matter how well people tell me I've done, I never actually believe that I've been elected until I see the final results).  Around 4.00 in the afternoon, the results were read out.  With a total of 1318 votes, I was returned as one of the 3 councillors for my ward, and I will be serving the residents for another 4 years.