The colour tabloid that was delivered to us earlier last week was no use to anyone sitting on my living room floor. So one of the big jobs of the past few days has been to get it through people's doors.
The copies for my ward where put into their delivery patches in my house. I had to move them all in my land rover to get them to our campaign HQ (John McClurey's house)
They were delivered today. Other wards began delivery earlier. It has cleared the decks for the next delivery, an ordinary Focus and a letter.
In fact, we are a bit ahead of schedule. Meanwhile, the envelopes for the letter delivery are now all stuffed.
It took one evening in John's house to get the job done though some wards were done in other people's homes. My ward will be delivered tomorrow (Sunday) though, again, some wards have already finished delivering their letters.
Meanwhile, some of our deliverers in Whickham South and Whickham North wards bumped into the people delivering the Labour leaflets today. And yes, they were from a commercial delivery company. I hear on the grapevine that there has been a bit of a search going on in the Labour party to find people to deliver Dunston Hill and Whickham East ward. But there are complaints about the lack of action from a couple of socialist sisters, neither of whom, I am told, have impressed their "comrades" since joining Labour.