I spent some time at Waterbeach today and delivered leaflets that read as follows:
I am here today to explain to you why I am standing as an independent for the South East Cambridgeshire constituency in the forthcoming General Election.
If I don't meet you personally, please read my other leaflets carefully and, if you have any queries, don't hesitate to get in touch. I cannot guarantee to be at home to take telephone calls as I am very busy canvassing , but someone - most likely my wife, Sue - will make a note of your name and telephone number and I will ring you back. If you would prefer to send me a message by E-mail (the address is above), that would be most acceptable, too. I will then reply as soon as I am able.
Thank you for reading this so far ahead of the actual election date!
This seemed to be received OK when I visited a good farming friend close by Denny Abbey, then a fine old friend who used to live at Great Wilbraham and with whom I worked on the Cambridgeshire Association of Local Councils, and, following more deliveries and more chatting, during a call on Sue's relatives who live in Bannold Road.
Just as I was leaving Waterbeach for Horningsea and Fen Ditton, I spoke to a gentleman who was more alert than I, for he recognised me immediately. His name is Ben and he was in charge of a group who cut and installed some superb granite work-tops in our kitchen back in 1995. At that time, Sue and I were so pleased with the result of Ben's efforts that we asked him to engrave a spare piece of granite with the words 'Ben Woz Here.' We still have this piece and it and the other granite is always remarked upon and admired. I took a good picture of Ben and told him that he would be on my blog by tonight. Here it is, Ben, and thanks so much again!