Early morning call this morning from Tyne Tees looking for an interview on "People Power". The prompt seems to have been the Independent front page this morning which hightlighted the overturning of the Tesco proposal last year.
By the 10.30am the crew were having second thoughts, but by then they'd interviewed inter alia Stuart Hill (Secretary of the Elected Mayor campaign) and Robin Blair who I understand has recorded comments on the referendum for Sunday's Politics Show.
I had a bit of a stampy-footy, pointing out that the elected Mayor lot have dominated the debate so far, and some counterbalance was necessary (albeit that I would speak in a personal capacity). To be fair to the producers, they weren't looking for direct comment on the mayor thing, but a general piece on residents not settling for simply what's on offer any longer. I got a couple of minutes in front of the camera, and a chance to talk about DBC empowering people through the Tesco consultation last year and the ongoing Let's Get Cracking campaign.
It may or may not be on Tyne Tees news tonight. See if you can spot which bit of Darlington the interview was shot in (the camera angle was chosen very deliberately...)