I was honoured and humbled to be asked by our leader to represent the party. On Wednesday 3rd November polling day was confirmed for Thursday 2nd December with nominations closing on Tuesday 9th November. I had taken my eye off the ball and didn’t know until the Saturday. I was unable to do anything over the weekend so my task was to visit Bexley Civic Offices first thing Monday. I had to collect the paperwork, find ten subscribers for their signatures, fill in the nomination papers, and hand them in for submission.
Howling had put me in touch with Brexit Party’s Alan Cook who he had met at the Peterborough By-election. He has extensive family and social connections in Sidcup and, with his brother Mark, escorted me to the addresses of registered voters. That was a fantastic help. My nomination was accepted late that afternoon and I returned home to Kent.
That evening I received the shock news that one of my subscribers was disqualified as being of foreign birth. All of us had failed to spot this. Rushing back to Sidcup on deadline day I collected Alan Cook’s father for his signature at the Civic Offices. All was then well and to celebrate we visited Wetherspoon’s The Furze Wren.
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