It's been a long hard day slogging the streets of Meriden, but really worthwhile. The response to Nikki has been fantastic.
Last night we were at a hustings in Knowle, in the southern part of the constituency, where there must have been over 200 people present. The BNP candidate was thick, the Green candidate very pleasant, but 'dippy' might be the best word to describe her, and the Lib Dem was decidedly lacklustre. Nikki did very well and was well received on all issues.
Today has been in the northern half of the constituency slogging around estates and in and out of blocks of flats. But again the response has been fantastic, so much so that Nikki is quoted on Ladbrokes at 50-1 with Labour on 20-1. Sadly the Tories are still way ahead as odds on favourites. The BNP and UKIP are stuck on 100-1 alongside the Greens.
Despite all this foot slogging I suspect there will be little weight loss with full English breakfasts every morning and a chicken Madras every night.