Response on the door step in my Fulbourn division remains very positive. People seem to get the difficult times we are in but like to see our focus on helping to stimulate the economy whilst at the same time supporting vulnerable people.
This afternoon I took time off from my own division to go and help James Hockney fight the Waterbeach seat. James is very well thought of locally and clearly understands the local issues.
I was very surprised to hear that the Lib Dem candidate was waging an unpleasant negative campaign. Michael Williamson, the previous Lib Dem councillor is standing down this election. I always got on well with Michael who I always considered to be on the sensible side of the Lib Dem party at Shire Hall. It looks like he is distancing himself from the antics of the prospective Lib Dem candidate. He needs to.
I think James has proved himself to be a fair, honest and hardworking local politician and I expect to see him in Shire Hall on the 3rd May.
This afternoon,I took a call from Bob Neill MP who is the Vice-Chairman (Local Government) of the Conservative Party. He was interested in how things were going in Cambridgeshire and was pleased with the feedback I was able to give him.