Mean, moody and magnificent - Phil Wilson's "Faverdale Crue" (James and his mate Tom) prepare to leaflet the estate...
For every party member able to experience the joy of heckling David Cameron's broken-down car for a full 5 minutes, whilst the toff sits grinning inanely inside, there's another ten slogging round with the leaflets.
So eschewing the glamour, with colleagues, today I leafleted parts of the Sedgefield constituency which fall into Darlington Borough - in my case Faverdale and Hurworth. I also got cars organised for canvassers for next week.
I went up to campaign HQ in Beveridge Way yesterday - it was good to see a steady stream of people coming in to sign Phil Wilson's petition on improving Newton Aycliffe town centre. Whilst initial redevelopment plans have stalled, there's no doubt that Phil, who's lived in the constituency all his life, is best place to get things kick-started again.
Meanwhile, Don at the Town Liar points out that a website linked to Greg Stone, the LibDem candidate, has suddenly and mysteriously become inaccessible. This is LabourWatch, and a possible reason is given by LibDem Suzanne Lamido's blog here.
Having worked in the Hartlepool by-election, I know how damaging careless internet postings can be to an opposition election campaign. I wonder if Greg has had his "Jody" moment already...
And has there been a sadder, lonlier campaign launch than Tory Graham Robb's, in a car park, with a smattering of activists? Check the pictures out - I'll let you decide.