One thing we can be sure of is that a number of candidates are going to make fools of themselves with blogs and Twitter. No doubt some will say that I have made some mistakes with this blog. No doubt. But, unless you want to simply regurgitate the party line you will sometimes make mistakes.
Congratulations to local MP Virendra Sharma for trying to reach people with Twitter. You can see his efforts here.
The other sure thing about this election is that anyone telling porkies is going to get quickly demolished by bloggers and the other fact checkers out there. As a local councillor (who is unembarrassed to pick up his allowance in spite of his lack of attendance) Sharma should know that road re-surfacing is not a good line of attack. You can see the comparative records of Labour and Tory administrations illustrated in the chart below.
The list of roads to be resurfaced next year that we signed off at our last Cabinet meeting, see here, included twenty roads in Southall.
These will cost something like Â£1 million. Ooops. The horrid Tories are spending as much in Southall alone as Labour spent across the whole borough in a year. Sorry Cllr Sharma but you are a wally.