Today has been a day for catching up, to reflect on the campaign so far and to plan for the days ahead.
So whilst the team were out delivering in the Golden Triangle, we were sitting down and working out the messages and themes for the day ahead. We took delivery of our next leaflet - if I may say an excellent A3 newsletter focusing on the economy, NHS and my record in Norwich. All very positive. You'll see this going through doors in the next couple of weeks.
From there we went door to door delivering letters and leaflets to New Costessey. We picked up an extra deliverer and it is good to see more Tory posters up. Issues raised included immigration, Labour's NI rise and what we are calling the "real life experience" debate - should an MP have done something before going into politics, with more and more candidates being "career politicans"? As always in Costessey there was plenty of debate!
We then hit the phones, talking to people across the City. I was telephoning members to thank them for their support - so many more people want to help at this election! It was at this time that the MORI poll for Norwich South, showing an increased Labour majority, myself in second place but the collapse of the LibDem vote, and so the media went mad for comment.
Tonight I was insistent that for the first major canvassing session we went back to where it started for me, politically - Three Score in Bowthorpe. This is where Louise and I had our first home. It is great going there, not only because of the number of Tory pledges, but because of the famililar faces and being the ward Councillor so seeing people that I have helped over the years. It took ages - of course - to get round, but more posters went up and we had an incredible canvass. Again issues were along familiar lines - economy, crime and tax.
Am trying to get an early night - I have 4 campaign stops tomorrow!