There is pretty much no point in voting in a General Election. This constituency has been variously defined as "safe", "very safe" or "ultra safe" for the Conservatives since the 1970s. Looking around me at my community, I doubt it will change this time round.
My political leanings are irrelevant - even if I was a rampant Tory, this frustration would still apply. My frustration is watching huge amounts of public (my) money being spent on media campaigns encouraging people to vote. Great idea, but not here...
And if I don't happen to be a rampant Tory, my frustration is incredible...
Proportional Representation isn't the answer - it would give us a direct reflection of "public opinion", which is almost entirely driven by the media, which might not be a good thing.
Will I vote? Of course.
Will I be grumpy while doing so? Absolutely.
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