It can be difficult getting across to those less interested by local politics that it has almost nothing to do with westminster, but you can only do your best to explain the facts. Don’t get sucked into long arguments that won’t change anyones views. Politely end the conversation and move on (and for crying out loud, stay off social media, especially after a drink!) These feelings can be compounded massively when you’re the candidate (the specific medical term for this is candiditis!) just remember to maintain perspective and stay positive.