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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    My father in law - at least, that is what I am telling him!

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Although I have put my vote in the "Green" box I am a little disappointed in the lack of Labour support. You may not always realise it (especially when our budgets are cut) but the amount of money going into education over these Labour years is enormous - far more than the Tories ever put in. Of course they have made mistakes and cocked things up but I always feel that they feel a little more embarrassed about their failures than their rivals.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    It is true that labour have put a lot of money into Education which may not be there if they go - but these are local council elections, which have very little bearing on this in real terms.

    People do not always vote the same way in local elections as they would in the parliamentary elections - these are really about who is going to do the best on your door step.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Plaid for the regional vote & Lib Dem for the local one

    the lib dem guy says he's gonna try and reopen the ponty lido
    and plaid are the best choice for an independent welsh nation
    ;o)

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    Last time a conservative got into power in my area all the teachers went on strike until he was removed, which buggered up my brother's education. Which is a good enough reason for voting them in again.

    My local independent (in power atm) is a corrupt b*st*rd who is trying to get some land he owns converted into a quarry, which would drop all the house prices.

    My local labour rep is so confident in his winning (or losing) that he won't even send out leaflets; never mind actually turning up on the doorsteps like the others.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by limbo
    People do not always vote the same way in local elections as they would in the parliamentary elections - these are really about who is going to do the best on your door step.
    Quite true

    Plus for me theres not even any labour candidates standing since our area has always been between lib dem and conservative

    So I dont really have a choice

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Got to say I have no idea about any of the people in my area except one who forced our Scout Group to build a fence and made it seem the council were doing it. When we finally complained to the council about it they knew nothing. He didn't get my vote. THe nice lady who was the only one to be standing outside at 7 in the morning got my vote and then I looked for nice names and where people lived. No one had nice pictures this year so that basis was removed.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Independant.

    The local independant bunch plan to implement a whole bunch of stuff that should've been done ages ago. Other parties? They just rattled off what they did in the past (bar the bad things).

    Example:
    Previous council decided it would be better in the interests of the people (or rather, their own bank accounts) to knock down the local youth club (which keeps the kids off the streets) and replace it with a block of flats.

    Said independant candidate plans to rebuild said youth club (although not necessary back over the flats). A council that actually does something constructive for the community, that's what I'm talking about.

    Another corking scandal from my previous council was that they used to have a recycling service, we paid extra and sorted stuff into recyclable boxes. Turns out that despite taking our cash and wasting our time they just threw it in with the regular trash anyway. So much for recycling.

    All the other candidates have an agenda only for the bigger party. I'm voting for someone who will make a difference to the local area. Well, we hope!

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    bnp for me

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Those of you who 'can't be bothered' are really really sad

    If you don't vote, you do not have the right to complain about any local services or anything, as you threw away your chance to do anything about it.
    I shall be voting Lib Dem - as locally (and nationally as it happens) they are the best choice.
    And as for Labour - when the right wing French presidential candidate cites Labour and Tony Blair as something to follow, you know that there is something rotten in the so called Socialist Labour party.
    And as for the BNP - racist, misogynist and... words fail me.

    There is a house near me covered in UKIP posters which has a sign saying:
    "My house is not in the EU"
    Where does he think it is, then?

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Oh yeah, and it is 'INDEPENDENT'
    with an 'E', NOT an 'A'

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    I'll be voting on my personal viewpoint and not on personality. Left of centre.. which gives me plenty of options!

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    As we dont have a BNP candidate in our area, it will be conservative for me

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    I would never vote BNP. While I agree with a small minority of the things they say, I have no idea where they would draw the line. Some groups of people just go way too far and I think the BNP are one of these groups.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    And as for the BNP - racist, misogynist and... words fail me.
    Yep, sad to see a few here wanting to vote for them
    Thankfully they normally do terribly in most areas



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