I didn’t vote and I shall tell you why: Politics is broken. Richmond Yorks is my local constituency and it is one of the strongest Conservative seats in the country. My vote would not make a difference.
I have struggled this election to trust any party. The Conservative and Labour policies both have major flaws in my opinion. The Conservatives are self-serving and Labour seem to jump on any bandwagon regardless of value to the electorate. I couldn’t bring myself to vote UKIP despite their manifesto being the only one with detailed costings and the Liberals aren’t really a choice of change, as the results this morning have proved.
Where does that leave me? It leaves me in a position where I have no one to vote for in a constituency where a vote is worthless if you don’t vote Tory. I wonder how many people feel like me up and down the country? It really is a time for electoral change.