I can’t remember the year, but I was Agent for an incumbent councillor who came home, armed with a bag of chips at about 9.45, and said “that’s it for another year, we’ve done all we can“. I just casually remarked “I assume you voted for yourself”.:..his fish and chips were delicious.
I once spent an afternoon slogging round a pretty grim housing estate with a leaflet that was a good 3 hours too late.
Got back to the committee rooms (the agent's house) at around 6 to ask what I should do next.
Couple of people there, but no sign of the agent.
"Where's xxxxx ?" "Oh, she's washing her hair ready for the count." "But, but ... what about knocking up?" "Oh she says everything's been done."
I went home.
(This was a parliamentary election in - supposedly - a target seat. We didn't win.)
SOMERSET WEST AND TAUNTON Norton Fitzwarren and Staplegrove
SULLY, Andy (Liberal Democrats) 686 WILLIAMS, Rod (Conservative) 493 DEBENHAM, Alan William (Green) 67 McGUFFIE, Michael Charles (Labour) 31
"It's a two horse race".
That’s a bit better Conservative result than the other Taunton by election 2 weeks ago. Swing is not very meaningful . The big Green vote in May was obviously due to the lack of a Lib Dem full slate. The Tory vote in May was lower partly due to having an Independent ex Tory standing
Lib Dem 53.7% (+17.6) Con 38.6% (+21.2) Green 5.2% (-13.4) Lab 2.4% (-5.2) And of course, as has been said the Lib Dem winner was the Conservative councillor for the ward until May