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Tuesday 13th April - 23 days to polling day
13/04/2010 22:30:00


Another day in Shirley, starting on Cheston Avenue then the roads off Bridle Road then the rounds around Palace View. We met a number of people today who were voting Conservative for the first time in their lives - also had lots of positive feedback about David Cameron's comments on immigration this morning (I didn't hear them myself but they seem to have gone down well). I am constantly struck by the fact that despite its reputation as a controversial issue, most people agree about immigration - it's a good thing provided the numbers aren't too high and we are letting in people with the skills we need (plus of course our fair share of genuine refugees).

David launched our manifesto today. It starts with a recognition that government on its own can solve all our problems, that real change comes when people are inspired and moblisied. As David says in his introduction, "How will we raise responsible children unless every adult plays their part? How will we revitalise communities unless people stop asking ‘Who will fix this?’ and start asking ‘What can I do?’". So it is less a manifesto and more an invitiation to come together to change our country. If you think the Conservative Party hasn't got any policies or there's no difference between the parties, read it.

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