Well here we are. After months of campaigning up and down the North East, dozens of public meetings, town centre Action Days, many hours spent knocking on doors and delivering leaflets, the day has finally arrived.
Many will have already voted by post, and others will be voting today despite the rain. UKIP supporters are the most hardy souls of the lot.
The highlight of the campaign was, of course, Nigel Farage’s visit to the Sage. I enjoyed speaking to an audience of 1,200+ people as we broke the record for UKIP’s biggest-ever public meeting.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped with the campaign, and everyone who is voting UKIP today.