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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Writing on the wall

Posted by davidburbage on May 14, 2007

The steward at the Conservative Club told me this morning that they had had to remove graffiti from their building. Apparently someone had written “one muppet out, another muppet in” or words to that effect. I think they were referring to Tony and Gordon rather than me and Mary-Rose, though.

Looking back at the result I think the writing was on the wall for months. The national position gave us a great base to build our campaign, and the memory of a dozen Tories campaigning in Dawson Close in Windsor is one that will amuse me for years.

We were survey canvassing (talking to people about their opinions and local priorities) in Clewer East. This cul-de-sac off Hatch Lane has about a dozen small sheltered homes and with a dozen of us there was one Tory to each door.

Who should pull up but Mary-Rose and Lee Hibbard, coming to visit a constituent. My colleague John Story was talking to an old lady on the doorstep when she clearly indicated there was someone waiting behind him. He got rather a surprise to see the Leader of the Council and her ward colleague standing there! But the fact that there were lots of us concentrating efforts in the target ward was plain to see.

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