Today is polling day in the local elections for the City and District Council of St Albans.  It is also polling day for the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly - where results may prove to have far-reaching ramifications.  They mark the end game for Tony Blair and he will get a kicking.  Soon we will have a new Prime Minister in the shape of Gordon Brown.  We will see whether that makes a blind bit of difference in terms of delivery on the issues which matter to people.


Here in St Albans and the villages, most anger is directed at the state of the roads and pavements.  The Conservatives have tried to pretend it is nothing to do with them even though they run Hertfordshire Highways through the county council - "What me, gov?" they say.  But we can only judge them where they are in government - and locally that means in County Hall.  Frankly they are a shambles.

Otherwise I have met more uncertainty on the doorstep than I have ever encountered before.  We will know by tomorrow (although it may be in the early hours) whether the Liberal Democrats have kept control of St Albans.  In many wards there will be only few votes determining which party is successful.

Enjoy the weather and cast your vote.

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