#CANVASSINGQUESTIONS: ST ALBANS INTERVIEWS – Steve McKeown (Verulam Ward)

My latest entry in my #CanvassingQuestions series to find out more about the local St Albans District Conservative Candidates, this post covers an interview with Steve McKeown, the Verulam Ward Candidate: Why do you want to be a councillor ? My primary reasons for wanting to become a councillor are that I have a passion to help people. My job as […]

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Daily social & tech headlines: Content is (still) king, long live the king

Two digital marketing how-to guides in my top picks today. The first from FastCompany provides an exhaustive list of tips and examples for any business to ‘find their voice’. The underlying message that comes across is around content. Good content is often the difference that makes the difference; from storytelling to refining your brand ‘voice’, it is a […]

What Have You Done?!

Last week a terrible decision was made for the District of St Albans that affects residents, our Green Belt and sadly put politics in front of people. On Wednesday 28th November, certain members of St Albans District Council decided to postpone the pre-submission of the Strategic Local Plan. This has enormous consequences for our District. […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Michael Weaver (Harpenden West)

Why do I want to be a Councillor? I have been a Town Councillor for 9 years, which has been a great apprenticeship for becoming a District Councillor. This year I have been Harpenden`s Town Mayor. I now feel I can bring to the wider district in St Albans the benefit of all the experience […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Guy Young (Ashley Ward)

Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor?  I want to be a St Albans councillor because I want to make the District a better place to live and work in. I feel that a Conservative District Council will achieve this more than any of the other parties. This is because I feel the […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Heidi Suzanne Allen (Marshalswick South)

Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor? Because I genuinely believe that while our country is in difficulty, it is time for those of with energy, skills and determination to step forward and offer our services. I believe in David Cameron’s Big Society; so where better place to start, than my […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Simon Calder (London Colney)

As part of my new series of canvassing questions I thought it would be useful to shine a light on some of our St Albans District Conservative Candidates.  This post covers an interview with Simon Calder, the candidate for London Colney: Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor?  I want to […]

The return of #canvassingquestions

The local and London Mayoral elections are upon us once again.  Which for anyone connected to a political party, means the next few weeks will be a great period for keeping fit.  Or to put it more more accurately – pounding the streets canvassing and delivering leaflets. More importantly, it’s a time where we are […]

Peter Lilley out in Harpenden

After catching up with Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP on Thursday night at the Harpenden Hustings, Peter kindly came out to canvass with me in Batford on Saturday too. We had a great turnout from many of the local Conservatives team including councillors and supporters, and the weather was glorious, which always makes canvassing even […]

Canvassing questions #5: The difference between District and County Councils

Another common question I get asked whilst canvassing is ‘what is the difference between the District Council and County Council?’.  Incredibly, this isn’t something that is easy to find online – so I have listed the main areas below for quick reference (with the help of Councillor Julian Daly from Harpenden West):

Canvassing questions #4: Why politicians witter on twitter

When out canvassing, I regularly ask people to check out this blog or my twitter feed to find out more. Along with being asked how I make time for it all (and sometimes jokes about being a ‘twit’) I find that most people wonder why on earth politicians are wasting their time online.

Canvassing questions #3: Hung parliament

In this series of blog posts I’m looking into the questions I’ve been asked whilst out canvassing.  One that has come up repeatedly has been ‘why would a hung parliament be a bad thing?’.  As I looked online for additional information to answer this, I realised how much debate is happening – from mainstream press […]

Canvassing questions #2: Looking after our seniors

As part of my series of ‘canvassing questions’ I am using this blog to provide answers to questions I’ve been asked on the doorstep. Whilst out canvassing yesterday the topic of conversation regularly turned to caring for our elderly…

Canvassing questions #1: Faith schools

Whilst out canvassing I’m regularly asked specific questions about policies, local and national, along with my perspective on current issues.  I always aim to get back to people directly, and during this election campaign will also share my comments on this blog…