- slow business, on a cold morning
- very few youngsters coming through (but they often vote in the evening)
- no Labour tellers out - which is v. unusual for a marginal: may be some new tactical use of troops, but flies in the face of conventional wisdom. The again, what doesn't, these days?
- usual % of cheery folk, thumbs-up etc. But a higher proportion of heads-down, grumpy, won't-give-their-polling-number than I recall before: a more divisive atmosphere
Now off to cast some proxies. Vote early, vote often ...
Update: polling officer v. confused about proxies - didn't even check who I was. Democracy, eh?
Update 2: and the Labourites are not at the station either. Some years, they've pestered the hell out of the train travellers.
And no eve-of-poll leaflet from them - you can't tackle a marginal without blanket effort (which is how we are defending it) ... I think they may have given up on this one and fallen back to holding what they have.