Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Losing the vote



I spotted this and thought what a shame.  I obviously want people to vote for me when I stand for the council but even more important is that people can vote at all!

I am a sad individual and really like being able to vote, it reminds me of the struggle over the centuries to get the vote for everyone, I always think of the pictures of suffragettes going to the polling station when I vote.  We’re lucky to be taught about it in school in history lessons, but there are many people even today in countries around the world who don’t have the right to vote.  At least in this country if you don’t like your representatives you can vote for someone else!

It seems a pity to miss out just because you don’t return the form.  You’ve got until the end of the week to do it if you haven’t yet.