I am hustling for votes. Not for the polls on June 4 but for my boss Vivien Hepworth who has been shortlisted in the PA News Awards "Outstanding Contribution" category. It is not quite the same as being on the road during the 2005 general election with blogging genius Hopi Sen, but I love campaigning so am having fun.
Vivien is hugely knowledgeable, clever and respected. In a world of grey, she brings colour and life and so I am trying to get the vote out. It is a complex voting system - less OMOV, more one organisation seven votes - which makes the task even more interesting. Lots of talking to people, making small and realistic asks, using all the tools of the digital age to garner support - except Facebook, even now I won't go there. Even the voting itself is electronic. (And here is the ask:) it only takes 15 seconds to put tick in the box for Vivien, go on you know it makes sense: http://www.publicaffairsnews.com/panawards/voting