Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yes, Duncan, it is worth voting. - every single vote counts this time!

Duncan, the Scottish blogosphere's highly talented Doctorvee, asked if it was worth voting, given that he lives in the PM's seat of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath where his vote according to the Voter Power has the power of 0.09 votes.

Now, I have to say that this Voter Power website is talking rubbish in this election where you have Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Tories within not much more than the margin of error in most opinion polls.


Every vote for a Liberal Democrat candidate, even if it doesn't elect a Liberal Democrat MP, will strengthen Nick Clegg's chances of getting to introduce meaningful change. Your vote could be the vote that pushes Labour into third place. Your vote could be the one that forces the Labservatives to realise that they are going to have to take the will of the people seriously. They can't get away with ignoring a huge desire for change from across the country.

And, of course, if we get electoral reform, particularly our preferred system of STV which gives most power to the voter, then everybody's votes will count where they live in the future.

If you stay at home because you think your Liberal Democrat vote will be wasted, you are playing into the hands of the Labservatives and nothing will change.


Malc said...

That is pretty much what has sold me on the issue.

Clair said...

Thats pretty much the only reason I'm going to vote, since I think Eric Joyce will win regardless.


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