I paid my first visit of the by-election campaign to Crewe and Nantwich today. Glorious weather and I would guess the warmest day of the year so far. I joined in some canvassing and leafletting and then accompanied the Leader David Cameron and our Candidate Edward Timpson on a walkabout in Crewe town centre.
There is no doubt that Gwyneth Dunwoody was a much loved Member of Parliament but I certainly felt that lifelong Labour voters were far from impressed at the way that Labour have started the by-election campaign even before the funeral has taken place and have parachuted her daughter in from Wales to try and survive the by-election on the Dunwoody name. It was clear from my visit today that we already have an excellent campaign underway and in Edward Timpson a superb local Candidate who really deserves to win.
This evening I have attended a meeting of the Conservative Group on Bury Council as they set about organising the membership of all the various Council committees for the next year.