No much election fever round here. There are lots of Tory posters but hardly any from Labour and no sign of the party faithful slogging away door to door. All we’ve seen so far is our local MP wandering around on his own.
A few leaflets have popped through the letter box but we’ve no real idea who the Labour candidate is. His leaflet has almost no personal information so we’re assuming he must be some stooge from central casting.
It’s all very low-key and unexciting for which both main party leaders must take the credit. The only bright spark has been Diane Abbott making an even bigger fool of herself than usual. Now the story is that she is has been sidelined for health reasons which appears to be untrue but nobody seems to care anyway.
Even so I’m tempted to stay up on Thursday night, at least to see how the early results go. Not something I usually do, but in spite of the desultory and inept way the election has been conducted, this one feels too quiet to be uninteresting. As if something is going on beneath the surface.