It really is like a pregnancy – and it looks like some parents won’t be announcing they are expecting until after that difficult first 13 weeks.
This report suggests that the Conservative candidacy in Norfolk is likely to be resolved by a series of open public meetings in May and June – sometimes called Open Primaries – technically a caucus – a real primary election of sorts is still an option.
This enables the parties to campaign one election at a time, as there are local government elections in May. Normally there are 12 months between elections, and this election may need more than 6 months to sink into the hearts and minds of voters.
Also, the official candidates will just be getting into their stride when the silly season starts.
What do you think – Is May too late? Will it be a long hot summer? Comment below.