Graham Roberts and myself paid a visit to Norwich North this evening to campaign for the excellent Conservative candidate in the by-election there, Chloe Smith.
I stood for public office for the first time in Norwich North many years ago as a student (the former Mousehold division in the 1985 County elections) and am well aware that it is very much a seat of two halves. The southern part of the constituency consists of several Norwich City wards where Labour tends to be very strong. The northern part of the constituency consists of Broadland council wards where the Conservatives tend to predominate.
Graham and myself were campaigning in one of the more Conservative areas, so it is not particularly surprising that we saw lots of evidence of support for Chloe - indeed, if the area we were campaigning were typical, Labour would be in serious danger of coming third behind the Conservatives and Lib/Dems (in that order).
It is obvious that Chloe is fighting an excellent and well-organised campaign and is getting a lot of support: I wish her all the best.