In Guildford it could go either way, in South West Surrey there could be a big upset if the great and good stay at home. There is everything to play for.
Guildford: Small Conservative win
South West Surrey: Hugely reduced Conservative Majority
Guildford: Liberal Democrat win
South West Surrey: Conservative hold
Boris predicts: “If the price of loyalty is losing Guildford, then so be it”
Political lobbying company Cratus have called Guildford for the Lib Dems (see their analysis below) and SW Surrey for Jeremy Hunt (no surprise there then). We checked out their team, and were surprised to see former Conservative Minister Stephen Dorell amongst the team, and also surprised to see him urging voters to support Paul Follows! Has he recognised that Mr Follows is a “man of the people” who doesn’t drive a car, let alone an expensive car, uses public transport – when it can be found, isn’t a homeowner at 33 years-old – let alone a Buy to Let landlord with a shedload of homes. And guess what, in addition to his public role – he works and is on PAYE!
And then we did a double-take to see who the other political heavyweight on the team were other than former Waverley Leader Julia Potts!
Here are the Associates of Cratus Communications who made the predictions above. Julia potts top row far left is the former leader of Waverley Borough Council.
We prefer to stick to our friend’s suggestions for voting, and for this, we turn to former Waverley Councillor and local Planning Lawyer Adam Taylor-Smith, who may be supporting Jeremy Hunt, but seems to be urging us to vote Labour rather than Lib Dem this time. Does this mean things are even closer than we think?