I was driving home from West Wickham last night after a dinner with five of the London mayoral hopefuls. They had come to speak to the Beckenham Conservatives about their plans for London, I will post more details and pictures soon.
Listening to Today in Parliament on Radio 4 I heard that the Conservatives had been applauded by junior doctors from the public gallery yesterday. Speaker Martin had to rebuke them! It is clear that Labour have lost the trust of large sections of the public services, the very people who were traditionally their bedrock.
The spin about the NHS not being safe in Tory hands has spun itself out and the ward closures, job losses and meaningless central government targets have taken their toll. We will have a mountain to climb when we are back in office because the damage done by Labour over the last ten years has cut deep. But it is a challenge that we should embrace.