To borrow a catchphrase from the 'old school' entertainer, Max Bygraves:
"I wanna tell you a story"
(those under the age of 45 should click the link! LOL)
On the day of the Liberal Democrats manifesto launch, I wrote a post about party leader, Nick Clegg and how I was impressed by what he had said and the way he had presented the party.
The following morning, I received a written comment from Keith Nevols thanking me for the kind words and introducing himself as my local Lib Dem candidate.
I could not resist the opportunity to have an impish dig at the fact I had not had any election literature from him and that he was a full week behind both the Conservatives and Labour.
Within two hours, he replied, telling me he had contacted the Lib Dem regional office and his literature would be delivered to my house in the next few days. He also promised to email me an electronic copy of the flyer he was using while canvassing. He apologised for not having been to my area yet and provided contact details should I need to ask him something specific.
That evening was the live TV leader's debate and Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem leader, did very well.
At quarter to midnight I received an email with the promised literature from Keith.
Now that is the kind of service we should all be getting from those who are campaigning in this election. Keith has shown he listens, he cares and he keeps his word.
Well done and thank you Keith....I owe you one!!
If all Lib Dems are as proactive as my local candidate, they deserve a chance at the top table.
I hope Keith will have the success to be able to use another of Mr Bygraves catchphrases on May 6th: "I've arrived - and to prove it, I'm here!"
To read Keith's blog click here.