Start with end in mind.
The end of this particular chapter came at about 5pm today when the Returning Officer called Bramcote Ward’s candidates and agents to show them the results, before announcing them to the assembled crowd.
11 candidate, 4 parties (and an independent – that’s me in case you hadn’t realised) and 3 seats. Well, Conservatives swept the board taking all three seats followed in the first instance after just SIX votes by the Liberal Democrats, then labour and then me – with an astonishing 377 votes!
So it seems that a significant number of Bramcote voters value the purposes our green belt serves to spare a vote for an indepedent when many voted en bloque for the party they’d supported for the general election.
So this is the end… of the beginning.