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A shameless plug
10/03/2016 13:13:00

I’ve never been tempted to write a book before, but in the weeks after the General Election the idea slowly began to grow on me.

The contest here in Croydon Central had been by any measure - the amount of money spent, the frequency of Ministerial visits, the volume of leaflets delivered or the number of political activists pounding the streets - one of the most intensive constituency campaigns this country has ever seen. At the end of it, I won by just 165 votes, one of the smallest margins in the country. Here was a story worth telling.

So I decided to write a book about it partly in the hope that would be cathartic and partly so that when my children are older they’ll understand what I was up to when I wasn’t around much in the twelve months leading up to polling day. I showed it to a friend, who really enjoyed it and suggested I approach a publisher. Lo and behold, it’s being published on 17th March!

If you are interested, you can order a copy here. Shameless plug over.

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