Here are the latest despatches from
the remaining three of our panel of candidates, giving their takes on how the fourth week of
the campaign has gone. This morning we published the despatches from Hannah Foster, Stuart Andrew and Lee Martin.
We've had another great week with the high point being a visit from Samantha Cameron on Tuesday to Bookdonors in Selkirk. Lots of press coverage and the team at Bookdonors seemed to be really pleased to meet her and discuss with her what they do. An extremely positive event.
Eric Pickles popped into Gala on Monday to say hello to the team and to support our street stall. The canvassing continues to go well. We can't keep up with the offers of help and the demand for posters now exceeds supply.
Now, we just need to get the vote out!Philippa Stroud - Sutton and Cheam
I can’t believe that this will be my final weekly report of the General Election for ConservativeHome. This week just seems to have disappeared in a whirlwind of delivery, canvassing, street stalls, visits, hustings, debates and social action. The main focus has been to increase our pledge base and meet with as many voters as possible.
The highlight for me this was a visit by Michael Gove. I took him to a school that is losing 15 of its school places at the year two transition from infant to junior. We met with the parents who talked about how badly this had been handled. Watching Michael explain how he, as Secretary of State for Education, would address the situation was inspirational.
Wednesday morning was a welcome break from the campaign trail. I had the privilege of spending the morning at Family Focus – an early years family intervention programme supporting vulnerable young mums. Many of them told me how the project had literally saved their lives and enabled them to do what they most wanted to do – raise their own children.
So the focus now is on getting out the vote and the run up to polling day. Our last round of letters is going out as we speak, before the GOTV push on Wednesday and Thursday. We have people pouring in to help from Sutton and much further afield, all working with us to deliver the change this country so wants to see.
Louise Bagshawe - Corby
Over the last week I have continued with my own local campaign with pub meetings, coffee mornings, as well as meetings with Corby businessmen, the Chartered Management Institute and Corus - a major Corby employer, which has been a signatory to the anti-National Insurance rise letter.
From my own point of view, it was a week I'd rather have avoided. CCHQ asked for me to be profiled by Ann Treneman of the Times, which I was happy about, even though she's a sketch writer. I knew I was going to be made fun of, but you need a thick skin in this business.
She came with me to an NFU meeting in Brigstock, and I hoped that she'd say how on top of issues such a bovine tuberculosis I was - but alas she made no mention of that in her piece...