Saturday, November 10, 2007

Well..............I think the word is GOBSMACKED!

I am just back from town..........I went to Lidls and forgot I was on foot so a little exhausted having carted two heavy bags. But, in town I got a call to tell me I was number 2 in the East. To say that I was gobsmacked is an understatement!

So, since all this started in the summer when as friends will know I was dealing with a very poorly sister and had little time to prepare my campaign, I took the advice of my dear pal Colin Ross. "You can't win Linda" says he "so you may as well do radical!" I took his advice, with no PC at the time I cobbled together my manifesto in my local secondhand bookshop, found I couldn't convert it into PDF so ended up with an effort that left off a crucial word.........my "starburst" which should have said "Linda Jack - 1st in the East" ended up as "Linda Jack - 1st in the......." leaving it to the imagination of the reader to fill in the gaps (thanks Ms/r Anonymous I am sure you will come up with a suitable alternative!). So I was not expecting to do very well.

However, I am convinced that we can win another seat in the East, especially with the right leader (!) so I had already decided, that if by some miracle I did get number 2 I would do my darndest (is that a word Mr Graham?) to ensure that happened. I am really really lucky to have Andrew Duff (our very own 2 brains!) as our number 1. He must be the most knowledgeable MEP in the country let alone the party, on European issues.

So - the campaign starts here.............who in the East is signing up to help me?

6 comments:

Neil said...

Congratulations Linda! Please get in contact with me (as chair of local party) to arrange some campaign visits... my diary is open...

neil.woollcott@eflibdems.org.uk

Anonymous said...

Great stuff Linda - don't bother with PDFs - they're the worst document format in history ;@)

Well done...

Laurence Boyce said...

Well done Linda!!! I would have voted for you, only I was never sent any papers. I don’t really know how these things work to be honest. Anyway, I’m sure we’ll get you into parliament. This will be the first time that I have ever got enthusiastic about a European election!!!

Linda Jack said...

Thanks to you all for your support, Laurence, enthusiastic and European Elections are words that don't usually end up in the same sentence!!!! But thanks for your faith in me, I can promise you that I will do my utmost to ensure that forthwith the Euro Elections are regarded as every bit as exciting as the General.........tho be warned, I am unlikely to get through the campaign without ruffling a few feathers.........

Meral said...

Linda, congratulations! Doing the radical clearly works! Keep ruffling those feathers...

Colin Ross said...

Well done Linda : )