Friday, 1 May 2015

Thought of the month: May

Why it's important to use your vote

If you thought the last general election was unpredictable then this time round seems set to be even more so. Nobody seems happy with the way the country is being run, but at the same time I've heard a lot of people saying they're not going to vote. I can understand why - you only have to watch the PMQs once to despair at them putting each other down with immature remarks they thought up the night before right? That is how it seems, but one of those people is going to be running the country for the next five years whether you vote or not.

It's also quite difficult to differentiate between the parties and completely understand what they all stand for and the difference they could make to your life. I strongly recommend that you do a bit of research about each of the parties' policies to see whether there is one that could help you. You may not agree with any of the parties as a whole, but surely if there is a party that has just one policy that could do something good for you then it's better to vote for them than not vote at all? 

You may think you are only one person so what difference could it make whether you voted or not, but just imagine if a million other people thought like that too and those million people all voted for the same party. It could make such a huge difference to how the election turns out so if you are one of those people thinking like that then I urge you to do some research and use your vote. 

Will you be voting on May 7th? 

Amy x


  1. I will go and vote. We are blessed having the choice of chosing a party and living in democracy so we should definitely go and vote.

  2. I think I am in the minority but I am actually happy with how conservatives are cleaning up the slop left from labour BUT politics effect people in different ways I think, like some people will prosper and others will be left to suffer, it is such a difficult choice but one we shouldn't waste, EVERYONE should vote if they live here or they can't complain when it all goes tits up xxxx

    1. I definitely agree nobody should waste their vote, I tend to look at it from a local perspective rather than as a whole because I don't particularly like any of the leaders but we have some great local MPs in my area so I actually feel pretty positive about voting! Xxx

  3. I'm actually embarrassed to say I haven't used my vote before. I've been following the debate alot more this year and I've finally got myself registered. I think my attitude to politics has definitely changed since I moved out and had my own family. There's a lot more to consider. Great post!

    1. Aw that's good! And yeah it's definitely important to vote if you have a family it could make such a difference :) x


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