Vote till you Boak*

Lunching with the other half today, I admitted to feeling a bit weary. There’s a lot of bitty stuff to do at the moment, not just with last-minute preparations for Pedal on Parliament but particularly with the ongoing We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign. The good news is that we are getting lots of candidates signing up in support of our three ‘asks’. The less good news is that each one involves a little bit of work – finding the relevant tweet on Twitter, or replying to their email, finding and updating the relevant record, trying to turn a politician’s words into a firm actionable promise… nothing individually too arduous, but it is all starting to feel a bit relentless.

The long road home

The good news, as I told the other half, was that it would all be over in a few weeks. And even better, I was off to meet a couple who have agreed to take of the role of community council secretary. Their house happened to be on the reservoir road, which leads to one of my all-time favourite rides, the reservoir loop. It wasn’t exactly on the direct route home and it involved many entirely unnecessary feet of climbing, but I needed to be away from my computer for a while so I took the long road home.

Stone dykes

I got home much refreshed, ready to face the last two and a half weeks of election campaigning, happy in the knowledge that, whatever happened, there wouldn’t be any more elections after this one for at least two years.

bike on the long road home

* The #votetillyouboak hashtag has been going the rounds on social media as a way of explaining the voting system for the current local elections where it’s most effective to put everyone in order, all the way down to the person you absolutely don’t want to get elected … Unfortunately, it seems Theresa May misunderstood

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2 Responses to Vote till you Boak*

  1. http://tinyurl.com/m3nuzfx

    Your blog reminds me of Bill Boaks – who held the record for polling the lowest number of votes in a GE for many years.

  2. Charles says:

    If you try to see politics as farce or comedy the last two years have been tremendous. Look at the list of arrogant, corrupt, smug and pompous people who have had there come uppance. It has been bliss. The cherry on top was the news yesterday that the chancer from Cheshire was standing down. Who knows who else will be hurled out by the voters.

    This is not a party standpoint just an honest joy in the fact that we can throw the crooks out every so often, although I agree that there are too many crooks around in the first place.

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