Monday, 20 April 2015
My birthday this year coincides with the UK general election and whenever someone asks me what I would like my answer has been: 'If you're unsure about it, I'd really like you to consider using your vote'. The deadline for registering is today and even if you ultimately decide not to vote, I truly think it's worth registering to keep your options open.
Ultimately I know that I can't make anyone go, the choice is an entirely personal one and I will always respect someone's decision, but I really want everyone to believe that your vote, your voice, your opinions matter and can make a difference even if it doesn't feel that way.
Sometimes politics can be a baffling and seemingly impenetrable subject, but there are some brilliant online tools (thank you internet!) to help us to decide which party best represents our views; PositionDial and Vote for Policies are great. And you may ultimately decide that no party is deserving of your vote, and in that case I think spoiling your ballot paper says it all.