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Go and Vote!!!

I'll post this now so the Brits will read it when they wake up in the morning.

Today, Thursday 4th May, is Local Council Election Day!

Time to wandering down to your local Polling Station and cast your votes for your local councillors.

Not only is this important for your local area but the results of the local elections can have major effects on the National Parties across various issues - not least of which is how the leadership of the party is doing. Rightly or wrongly (and to be honest it's wrong as council elections should be about local issues) Council Elections do have an impact on the National scene. All you'll have to do is read the press on Friday morning to see that.

So go and use your vote however you see fit.

I think it'll be an eye opener this year with certain small parties doing surprisingly well, with Labour getting a real kicking and the Tories loosing some, winning some, but ending up slightly better off come Friday morning. The real political winners will be the LibDems, The Greens, The BNP and Independent councillors is my prediction though.

Anyway, stop reading this drivel and VOTE!


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May. 4th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
As far as I'm aware, it's only polling day in England. At least, I have not received a polling card. Hmm...
May. 4th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
It's not everywhere - we don't have elections up here in Derbyshire.
May. 4th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
Yes we do
I'm in derby and I just voted...

....May be derby city rather than county.
May. 4th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm up in the wilds of Bolsover. We don't do complicated things like elections or politics up here :-)
May. 5th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Ah they probably have you still down as serfs so the lord of the manor fills in your ballots for you...
... kind of like birmingham really :)
May. 4th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
In England that is.
May. 4th, 2006 11:33 am (UTC)
There were no candidates from parties other than the Big Trio in my area... but I've already performed my civic duty! :)
May. 4th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, in my Ward we only had the three main parties plus the Green Party fielding candidates. I'm glad the BNP don't consider Finchley an area where they have a hope in hell of getting a Council seat :p

Mind you I could have told them that. Finchley is a very nice, quiet multi-cultural area that hasn't had any problems.
May. 4th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Three main parties? Luxury, my ward had six candidates neatly split between out imperious leader and his youthful opposition in a 3 - 3 split.

Choice we don' get no steenkeng choices.
May. 4th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
That sucks. I'd have thought the LibDems would have managed to field some candidates - even if they didn't think they'd be able to win!

I know in some areas getting can be difficult - hell, even I was asked if I want to be a 'paper' candidate for a future election! - but still.

Having two parties in an area is NOT a choice. The more the merrier.
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