Post by timmullen1 on Dec 3, 2020 2:26:35 GMT
One of the first canvasses I ever did (for the 2016 council elections), me and mum found a voter who told us "yep, 2 postal votes for Labour gone in the post this morning. Might be different come the general election though, I might be looking for a BNP candidate". This was followed by the obligatory "too much bloody immigration" comment. Needless to say most of the people on that street had been brought up within a 500 metre radius of that street
On a slightly different tack one Council candidate I was Agent for was leafleting one evening and was accosted by a man in a Stoke City top singing the praises of the BNP, and telling him where he could place his leaflet. Now this just happened to be right on the moment Stoke City were promoted to the Premiership, so my candidate, despite being a Manchester United fan, proceeded to rattle off all the overseas players in the Stoke team and pointed out that the BNP wouldn’t let them play in the Premiership. Not sure whether we got his vote, but he took a leaflet and said my candidate talked more common sense then “any of those other buggers on the council”!