In Comment is free Simon Hughes is waxing lyrical about his 27 years as an MP in Southwark. I can confirm that this happens,
There is always a load to laugh about. Canvassing reveals a large number of people at home with no clothes on – and still clearly happy to answer the door.
I recall canvassing in a York Council Estate doing, as they say, the knocking up just before polls closed in the evening.
One of the addreses given was of a woman who had confirmed that she was going to vote for us. The tellers at the various polling stations could see that she hadn't voted, so I gladly traipsed to her door.
Footsteps down the stairs, a glimpse of a moving form through the swirled glass in the lintel. The door swings open.
Infront of me stod a women, not quite as nature intended, but most definately as her bofriend would have liked.
"e..E I guess you are not coming to vote then".
"Nay doll, but I might be coming for something else..."
In the words of a famous fleet street hack, I made my excuses and left.