Ramsbottom Reselects

I attended a meeting of the Ramsbottom Conservatives last night when they reselected Councillor Barry Theckston to contest the Ward in next years local elections. Barry is a very hardworking Councillor and completely committed to helping Ramsbottom thrive and doing all he can to help the residents of Ramsbottom, Holcombe and Shuttleworth.
I have also started helping out the Bury Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted with their Christmas Wrapping service in the Millgate Centre. Two hours yesterday and another two hour session today. The way it works is that volunteers wrap up presents for people and in return the person whose presents you have wrapped make a voluntary contribution of whatever they wish towards the work of the Society. Whilst it is a bit daunting a first you soon get the hang of it and I for one certainly appreciated the training sessions I had attended.

Polls

I notice that the last group of opinion polls have been giving the Conservatives about a ten point lead over Labour. Just as I do not get depressed when the Conservatives are behind in the polls I do not get excited about the Conservatives being in the lead. Public opinion can change and change very quickly it is only a few weeks ago that Labour were ten points ahead. What matters is the general trend and even more importantly what happens when it comes to real votes in real elections.
I managed to get down to watch Bury on Saturday in their FA Cup encounter with Exeter. It was a tough game and Exeter battled hard but Bury scored in the last few minutes and I left hoping Bury would be drawn against one of the Premiership’s big clubs and I have to admit slightly disappointed with Bury being being drawn away at Norwich in the third round. Still after the disaster of being thrown out ( very unfairly in my view ) of the Competition last year things look much rosier as Christmas and the New Year period approaches.