So now we know.

After weeks of speculation we now know there will not be a General Election in the next few weeks. I was surprised that the Prime Minister tried to suggest that the speculation about a General Election was all to do with the media. The reality was that senior Labour Party members openly discussed the prospect of a General Election and when the Prime Minister was given the opportunity of laying the rumour and speculation to rest he specifically refused to do so knowing that in so doing the speculation would grow.
For our part as we have local elections three years out of every four, plus European elections every five years on top of General Elections it does not take too much to gear up for an election and if a General Election had have been announced we would have been ready.
I have been out and about helping to deliver leaflets over the last couple of days and we have been lucky with very pleasant shirt sleeve weather.

Published by David Nuttall

Business and Political Consultant