The local elections for Staffordshire County Council and Lichfield District Council are the first ones I've ever stood in and campaigned in. They're also very different to any other election given the significant restrictions on campaigning caused by Covid-19.
As a "newbie" to local politics, my biggest problem is that I'm possibly not as well known to voters as existing councillors or others from more established local parties.
Traditionally candidates would overcome this by getting out and meeting people in local public spaces or at organised events such as hustings. As I cannot do this I need to try to introduce myself in different ways.
One of the ways I'm trying to do that is through this website and one of the ways I'm hoping to let people know about this website is with my URL banner.
I plan to stand at various locations around Burntwood for a short period on as many days as I can manage for the next week or so with this banner so that passers-by can see it. I hope that their curiosity will drive them to try the URL and bring them here. Once here I hope they get to see me as a local man who wants to support Burntwood.
If you see me as you're about the town, give me a wave and a smile. :¬)