Every polling day is bound to be a manic one, but also rewarding especially as the candidates elected in these Euro elections could determine the fate of our beloved country for generations to come as the topic of Brexit looms in the political sphere. Campaigners call this "Get Out The Vote" (or in short GOTV) operation, in which we "knock up" and remind voters who are friendly to us to get out and vote all day until the polls close at 10 pm!
This however, due to the entire of London electing from a single party list - it differs from a typical election as instead of target ward. And for that reason we decided to head towards Shaklewell for the day. I can say from the bottom of the heart of the nine years being in the party (I have been a party member since I became an adult) that responses have never been so positive: many of the residents - most passionate Remainers - were cheering for us as the team was passing by.
Having a wee break with our parliamentary candidate Dave Raval and campaigns extraordinaire (and London assembly candidate) Ben!
This was the #TeamHackney family shot (yes, the Lib Dems are indeed a family) at 8:30 pm. We were all pretty knackered at this stage but also energised from a sense of hope! I will treasure this photo with tremendous pride.
(P.S. Our hard work paid off - we managed to get three MEPs elected and in a local perspective, quadrupled the Lib Dem vote in Hackney! As the diary manager of London Euro candidates I am especially proud of all of them - here's a photo of us with our London mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita, Tom Brake MP and all candidates before the announcement of results!)