So if you’ve
followed the procedures set out on this site you have been working hard
on your election campaign from February through to the first Thursday
in May; you’ve canvassed and leafleted your ward many times and
monitored the electors voting on Election Day, Will this guarantee that
you will win?
No it won’t,
because democracy is always about more than just procedures and processes.
What you will have been able to do is maximise the turnout of your vote,
which will increase the likelihood of electoral success but there are
no guarantees that this will be sufficient to succeed. The most important
thing you need to succeed in politics is a set of principles and policies
that are in tune with your electorate, what that entails I’ll
let you work out on your own. The advice given here is not concerned
with the policies you may to advocate in support of your election campaign
but purely about the process of campaigning and maximising your vote.
This advice is therefore intended to be politically neutral.