Election diary part 2: Give me a break 

I’m on holiday, but finding it impossible to put the election to the back of my mind.

Fill much of the five-hour car journey by debating with my wife. She is not a journalist but always asks the right questions. Straight to the point. 

Get a message from a friend telling me she has applied to stand as a candidate in Plymouth. She is not a politician and it came out of the blue. Will make life very interesting if she is selected.

Spend half an hour traipsing round a shopping centre in Greater London looking for a sun hat for a toddler. Most people here seem to care more about Primark bargains and Premiership football than politics. Can’t really blame them.

Catch a snippet of Corbyn on Andrew Marr. He wants an extra bank holiday for St George’s Day. Risks losing votes from the dragon community.

Watch planes taking off from Heathrow. Imagine them travelling west and landing in Plymouth. Wonder whether any of the party manifestos will mention global warming. 

Follow The Herald’s election coverage at plymouthherald.co.uk/election2017

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