Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Poll Position

There are fewer than 24 hours to go until polls open. As well as the General Election, Worcester Park residents in the boroughs of Sutton and Kingston will be voting in local council elections as well.

You can find interviews with some of the Sutton Council candidates for Worcester Park Ward (Conservative Party candidatesLiberal Democrat candidates) and Nonsuch Ward (Conservative Party candidatesLiberal Democrat candidates) here on the blog.

So, will you be going along to cast your vote tomorrow? If so will you be voting on national issues, on the strength of the local candidates, voting tactically, or even voting differently at local election and general election levels?

Do tell!

7 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

George said...

I am totally stuck. I'm glad in a way that stuff came out about Phillippa Stroud as I was going to vote Tory all the way. But now I will probably vote differently at local and national level, which doesn't sit right with me as I'm not a fan of Burstow but I don't have much choice, there is no way I could bring myself to vote for Stroud.

I'm disappointed we now don't have a Conversative candidate I can believe in. Had that stuff not come out, I probably would have voted for her; should I still vote for her? Not sure I could for personal reasons.

It will be very interesting to see the outcome tomorrow.

Andrew said...

I always thought that Ed Davey seemed a hard worker and I was going to vote for him. But after the Save Kingston Hospital campaign and the "Labour can't win here" slogans used during the London Assembly election, I think it's fair to say that the Lib Dems of Kingston and Surbiton aren't always as honest as I'd like them to be. Also the thought of Gordon Brown damaging the country more, under a Lib/Lab coalition fills me with dread.
So I think I'll be voting for the Conservative Helen Whately for the MP and I've not decided about the local candidates yet.

Jon said...

To George - I am still going to vote for her. I don't buy the hype and there is no other way to get change.

I agree with Adrian Short's comments on Twitter that it has been an echo chamber with no new information or analysis.

I think that the media silence is understandable now as the Tories don't want to open up such a distraction on the home straight, even if they feel they can win the argument. Like all parties, they are following a carefully planned media massage.

If she were to get in and there did prove to be any substance in allegations, I'm confident that Cameron would move fast to replace her.

Maybe I'm just naiive but like you say, there is no alternative Conservative option. I think that the Liberals have been very disingenuous on many levels and I've had enough.

Downwind of the Cock said...

Might be worth reading this if you want to see an idea of what 'change' means to the Bumface, er, Conservative Party.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/poverty-and-injustice-in-david-cameronrsquos-model-borough-1962318.html

What a rotten choice we are faced with, a pox on the lot of 'em.

ColinK said...

Nationally, it's time for change - 13 years, three ill-advised wars and a monumental economic cock-up is enough. They are all the same, it's just time for a different group to have their go. I agree with Mervyn King, whoever wins has to sort the mess out and will be forever tarnished with a reputation for high taxation and low spending. All part of the merry-go-round.

Paul said...

Jon - did you mean to say 'media massage' or 'media message'? Or was that just a Freudian slip?!

If the Conservatives are the answer, I think the question needs to be changed.

George said...

To Jon - I would like to hope you're right and that if she does get in Cameron would replace her should she turn out to be 'crap' (sorry, it's been a long day, I can't think of a better word!)

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