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The postal ballots for the Hampshire County Council elections are being delivered in some parts of the New Forest today.
It’s a race around to make sure that all the postal voters have someliterature before they put a cross in the box and send it off.
I have been out every day for weeks now, delivering Annual reports, an election leaflet and a hand addressed letter to voters. Actually being out on the streets and talking to residents as you go around makes a real difference. I have made sure that residents are more likely to see me than any other candidates.
Predictably, the Conservatives have relied on their financial resources (rich backers) to get all but a handful of… More
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