Kate of the Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce has been thinking about the forthcoming elections and is musing on an idea. She says:
“Because we will be getting a new Councillor due to Chris Roberts moving wards, the Friends like the idea of holding a local hustings for candidates for Peninsula ward. All candidates would be invited, there is no hidden agenda, just an opportunity to meet the candidates away from all the flyers we’re getting and get a feel for them and how they view our patch of Greenwich. This could be a bit random, but we’d aim to have it over in a hour (90 mins?) so it’s not long and boring.
So far the Candidates we have approached have been receptive to the idea, but we need to make sure there is sufficient local interest to warrant their (and our) time – Would Peninsula people be interested or is this a major yawn?”
So what do you think folks? It’s obvious we must be a slightly marginal seat, otherwise Our Illustrious Leader wouldn’t have scuttled off to a comfier, safer one, so there is the chance that there’s a bit more to fight for here. If Kate and Co. organised a ‘fluffy hustings’, would you go?