A brief respite from Tory and Labour mudslinging, and a visit to my favourite eccentric contact Arthur Watson.
He has featured in The Herald on a regular basis over the last few years talking about prostitution, legal highs, anti-social behaviour orders and compulsive hoarding.
He is standing as an independent candidate in Moor View, and serenaded me with his campaign song in his front garden.
Everyone should have a campaign song.
Election diary: How many political candidates can claim to have a campaign song? Meet Arthur Watson… pic.twitter.com/7j2cvuSfhk
— Sam Blackledge (@samblackledge) May 3, 2017
Interviewed Plymouth’s youngest voter, 18-year-old Felix Soper. Bright lad, if a little intense. Surely destined for a career in politics.
Had a meeting to plan our hustings events. They will be streamed live on Facebook Need to work on my David Dimbleby impression.
Wrote a comment piece about Johnny Mercer. Boss said it might be defamatory. Toned it down a bit.
Out and about again tomorrow to ‘Plymouth’s most Brexit café’. Tin hats on.
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