• Conviction not Conceit

    crossTonight I went to a public consultation about a city redevelopment because I want to learn about the processes and issues.

    While I was there, I bumped into one of the city’s other prospective parliamentary candidates. After quizzing me for a few minutes, she said “Well, whatever happens, it’ll be good for your profile.”

    I had to stop her. I have a job, I told her. I’m not interested in profile. I’m standing because I care about Sheffield.

    She was nonplussed. It didn’t seem to have occurred to her that anyone might stand out of conviction rather than conceit.

    That’s career politicians for you.

    Funny business, politics.