There are only a couple of months to go now before the crucial election for the hotly contested Cambridge Market seat, and scarcely a day goes by without I and my fellow Labour candidates—running mates, if you will—addressing the media. Perhaps we should have stuck to our original plan to keep a low profile. In a stunning development, my campaign philosophy has already been borrowed wholesale by one of our colonial cousins across the Pond.

People of Cambridge, remember my slogan (if you can): “A vote for Counsell is an admirable and worthwhile gesture in support of the precious democratic process, but, objectively, it’s unlikely to change the result.”

(Not very snappy, I know. How about “Vote Damian Counsell: no one’s counting chads in Cambridge”?)

[photo by Alex Mayer]