I’ve always wondered why I can’t have realistic ambitions. Being Prime Minister is probably a bit far fetched, especially if you know me and know that even getting dressed in the morning can be a task in itself, let alone run an entire country. Yes, I know, I’ll never be Prime Minister of the UK but I may as well aim for it and see where I end up.
In November 2014 I started my journey up the slippery pole of politics… running in my first election. Albeit only a Town Council election but everyone has to start somewhere.
Since making the decision to run in for Bicester Town Council, I think I have crossed through every possible emotion… mostly that of absolute terror. What have I let myself in for?
Whilst trying to revise for my summer exams, work and socialise with friends and family, I’ve been out almost every evening, knocking on doors across Bicester and canvassing for all three elections happening here on May 7th. I was dreading going out canvassing but it has been so lovely talking to people and gauging what is important to them in a town that is growing so rapidly, it probably won’t be recognisable in 10 years time.
No matter what happens on May 7th 2015, the past few weeks have been crazy but such an amazing experience and I hope the first of many election campaigns to come.
If you haven’t already registered to vote in the UK, the deadline is tomorrow (20th April) so click here for a link to do so. A number of people were missed off the register when the system changed so there is no harm in registering again just in case!