With only a day of campaigning to go before election day, Cneifiwr has yet to hear from his Conservative & Unionist Party candidate, Henrietta Hensher. He had been wondering whether Zip the sheepdog or Ianto, the randy ram, had kept her at bay, but it seems that nobody else has heard from her either. Not even a leaflet.
It is not uncommon for parties to field what are known as "paper" candidates: no-hopers who don't campaign much or at all. There are various reasons for doing this, including keeping the party flame alive in the hope of better times, or to give some young, aspiring party member a taste of grown-up politics.
In previous elections young Henrietta has gone out full of optimism that she could convert the natives to the Conservative cause, only to see her hopes dashed.
Perhaps she's given up, or perhaps she's just hoping that one day Central Office will give her a go at a seat in Surrey if she just keeps standing at election after election.
Who knows? But by standing in Cenarth ward without actively contesting the seat, the Tories have forced an election, and the taxpayer has not even got a leaflet or a chance to debate local issues with her (always entertaining, if cruel).
Cneifiwr would be interested to hear from anyone else in Carmarthenshire about any of the 17 Tory candidates standing. Are they all as invisible as Hattie?