who to vote for
Local by-election time. I’d decided I was going to vote for whoever didn’t slag off someone else in the running. However, that idea was very quickly shot down by everyone running. How else should I decide? I wish there was a Brewster’s Millions, none of the above type option but I need to have voted so I can whinge about them later!Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Notional 2005 Results: ( calculated after boundary changes)
Labour: 20234 (41.9%)
Conservative: 17967 (37.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7763 (16.1%)
Other: 2313 (4.8%)
Majority: 2267 (4.7%)
So its a labour held marginal. vote Labour if you want labour, vote tory if you want them to win. voting Lib Dem might allow tories in by splitting the anti tory vote. No chance of a lib dem win
No Greens to vote for? Hold your nose and vote Labour to stop the tories getting in?Posted 8 years agomiketuallySubscriber
At our next election, I’ll be voting for the Lib Dem, because he’s a nice guy who rides a bike and bought me a pint when I gave a presentation at their group meeting. He lives in the town, having brought up his family here, and runs his own business. He has a blog, so I know where he stands on local and national issues and always says hi if I see him in the street.
Our Labour candidate will be Alan “PepsiCo” Milburn and the Tory is the 7th coronet of somewhere or other, a solicitor who lives 20 miles away.
Not a difficult choice really.Posted 8 years ago
But at this level, the local issues are not really going to be influenced hugely by governemntal policies. There’s no way of knowing who’s going to have the most effect on stopping green belt development. The thing that bugs me is that they all seem to be relying on the reputations of their parties to get the voters to decide when that’s not really what’s going to have the biggest effect on locals.Posted 8 years agoMidnighthourMember
At our last election there was a list with only 2 people to choose from. 1 labour, 1 conservative.
I will never vote right wing, so I had to spoil the paper as there was not even a middle of the road person, just the 2 right wingers. It was awful, basically having no one I could vote for, not even a minor party. I always used to think it was very wrong not to make the effort to vote but thinking I might not go to the poll station next time as there is no real choice of party or politics round here.Posted 8 years ago
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