The 7.30 from Kings Cross to Newark has just left. I’m on my way to check out what’s happening “on the ground” two days before the by-election.
Following Lord Ashcroft’s poll yesterday showing the Tories 15% ahead, they are now a red-hot 1/10 chance to retain the seat on Thursday. UKIP are out to 6/1. It looks like their best chance now is for large numbers of Labour voters to make a late switch in the hope of giving Cameron a bloody nose.
If any media types (or anyone at all for that matter) want to come and chat, I should be outside the Ladbrokes on Market Place from about 9.30. I will be the one standing next to a chalkboard with some by-election odds on.