I am told that postal ballots will be going out from Lambeth on Friday, which does give me time to vote for Kate Hoey, which I am very pleased to do. However as a resident in France but not a French citizen, I can only retain my vote in UK national elections for 15 years all told, and my residence in Lambeth, the last place I lived in the UK (and a fab one it is) becomes less meaningful as time goes on. But that is another matter.
I have a colleague who is registered to vote in Reading West, and who will be doing so, I understand by proxy, and who is a genuine floating voter. I wonder if readers can advise? I have told him that if I were registered there I would vote Windisch, no contest, despite my disagreement with the Greens mainly on issues of foreign policy However he will of course decide for himself. I have another colleague who is registered in Cheltenham, and on researching the matter for her benefit I discovered to my surprise that the Greens are not standing there. Cheltenham has had a LibDem MP, Martin Horwood, and the Greens are saying that he is excellent on their preferred issues and asking their supporters to vote for him. Hmmm.