Some people may have picked up on this already, but I am the official Liberal Democrat candidate in the Taverham North Ward by-election to be held on 18th March 2010.
Many people will know that I used to be a District Councillor in North Norfolk and I have taken what has been something of a break from front line politics for nearly three years. This has allowed me to properly recharge my batteries as well as spend more time with my family.
I was approached by the Lib Dems a couple of weeks ago, apparently more in hope than expectation, but given that I have never received anything outside of election times from any of the Tories Councillors who are supposed to represent me, and there are so many important issue affecting this area, I really felt it was time to make a political comeback because actually what this area needs is a strong and visible voice to represent them.
If one good thing can come of this election it will be that whoever wins is truly committed to this area. The previous councillor had, according to Broadland District Council's records, attended 37% of full council meetings and last attended a meeting last July.
So this afternoon, I start my first canvassing session since 2006. Wish me luck !