Tuesday, 7 September 2010
New Conservative Leaflet for Longdendale
I have heard the Conservatives have been very busy in Broadbottom. Three leaflets so far from the Conservative team. Local residents are said to be very impressed by the high calibre of Conservative activists. The Tesco issue is of great concern to many as is the on/off saga of the by-pass.
I know Labour are going for a complete canvass of the ward. If the Conservatives do not do likewise I fear they will lose. Labour only have to mobilise the non-thinking brain dead in any given ward and by canvassing they can easily identify and then eliminate the thinkers to give themselves maximum time to work on the zombie voters who will vote Labour with a bit of encouragement.
The other parties are always going to struggle to outgun Labour through sheer numbers of activists on the ground. After all, virtually all Labour activists are on the payroll either as councillors or party employees. Other parties cannot afford this luxury and as a result they must put in a lot more individual effort if they hope to win.