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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Mayoral Election In Hackney - A Tight Battle Between Our Little Fiefdom And The Tory Majority

Boris Johnson visits Woodberry Down at the invitation of local CouncillorsAnother day, another ward, another canvassing session. This time it was that bit of the massive, run-down Woodberry Down Estate that's in Brownswood Ward. I had to go to this tiny little bit of the estate, of course, because it's Labour-controlled. Even so, I felt very nervous, with loads of people telling me to f**k off.

We made 120 contacts of which 44 identified themselves as Labour votes and the remainder said they would vote against Labour or not vote at all. That's not bad, I suppose, compared with the vast majority of the Woodberry Down Estate which falls inside the Tory-controlled New River Ward, from where Boris will be getting quite a few votes next week.

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