I was out this morning delivering annual reports to constituents when the phone rang. It was the BBC. Was I available in an hour to do an interview with Radio Newcastle about the local elections? Thankfully I was nearly finished delivering the patch and made it back to my house to find the place looking a tip. There was no time to tidy up so when the journalist arrived, I explained that my excuse for the untidiness was the election campaign. Fortunately, he was impressed with the piles of Focus leaflets and the large number of petition replies sitting on the armchair.
I'm not sure what the excuse will be after the local elections for the untidiness of the house. I'm sure I'll think of something by them!