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Council Elections 2016 - Anyone Bothered?! [Apr. 29th, 2016|10:35 am]
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In around 6 days, I'll be working at a polling station, as the UK votes for Councillors; is anyone in any way arsed or is all the political focus on the EU vote in June?!
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[User Picture]From: sueworld2003
2016-04-29 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh barring accidents I'll be voting for both. Anything to annoy the current government. :)
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-04-29 09:12 pm (UTC)
I think most people in here can wholeheartedly go along with this philosophy :)!

If you don't mind me asking, who are you voting for?
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[User Picture]From: sueworld2003
2016-04-30 11:59 am (UTC)
Anything that hasn't got a Tory connection I'm afraid.
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-04-30 01:15 pm (UTC)
Good on you!
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[User Picture]From: iamnotgemma
2016-04-29 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'll be voting but I haven't really researched who to vote for (or really what we're voting for, I'm ashamed to say, I think my vote card said something about police or something. I'll have to look online).
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[User Picture]From: msloz
2016-04-29 05:29 pm (UTC)
In my area it's councillors and police and crime commissioner if that helps? :)
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[User Picture]From: iamnotgemma
2016-04-29 05:59 pm (UTC)
That sounds the same as mine from my (bad!) memory. I'll have to check out the candidates online I think.
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-04-29 09:13 pm (UTC)
I think the Police and Crime Commissioners may only be in certain areas because it's not in my constituency!
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[User Picture]From: destiny2909
2016-04-29 06:14 pm (UTC)
I will vote, but only because I feel like I should, rather than genuinely caring about it.
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-04-29 09:14 pm (UTC)
Picking the best of a bad bunch, you mean?!
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[User Picture]From: cadobhik39
2016-04-29 09:13 pm (UTC)
I thought a "crime commissioner" was the bloke who commissioned crimes . . . apparently its not.
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-04-29 09:16 pm (UTC)
Haha :)! I'm sure if the Crime Commissioner could sanction murders of whomever he/she wanted, people would be a lot more interested in the vote!
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[User Picture]From: zoefruitcake
2016-05-02 05:27 pm (UTC)
I care about every election, I've already voted by post
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-05-07 08:40 am (UTC)
I'm glad! We're only helping the bad politicians, if no one is bothered by the elections or politics in general.
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[User Picture]From: sentience
2016-05-02 09:43 pm (UTC)
Voting is important so I'll be doing it, and I care very much about the result. I unfortunately live right in the middle of Tory middle class hell, so anything I can do to piss them off? Totally all for it.
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-05-07 08:43 am (UTC)
Ah, unlucky. You should join the campaign for Proportional Representation in this country - http://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/proportional-representation - so it may affect things a bit more!
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[User Picture]From: sentience
2016-05-07 10:56 am (UTC)
I was pleasantly surprised to see some labour and green supporters in my area, but it is overwhelmingly conservative. To my absolute horror, there was a police commissioner candidate for the English Democrats on the ballot. They're as bad as folks like Britain First.

Thanks for the link, I've signed up.
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-05-07 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's not all Tories down South and all Labour up North, but you might think so, thanks to the backwards system of representation!

Oh dear, the English Democrats are arguably worse than UKIP, thankfully they have ten men and their dog interested in supporting them!

No worries, thanks for joining!
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[User Picture]From: bloodofareptile
2016-05-03 08:31 pm (UTC)
I'll be voting and am incredibly excited by it - it's my first one that I'm eligible for!
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2016-05-07 08:43 am (UTC)
Excellent to hear :)! How did it go? Who did you vote for?
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