Will You Vote?

As some of you may have realised, I find politics quite interesting (I am even now considering doing Politics at university)  and hopefully you all know that the General Election is approaching.

Recently, TV programmes have been heavily biased to the traumatic stories of how government corruption has ruined everyone’s lives. How those living off of benefits struggle to pay for necessities such as bills and food, but then will have the latest iPhone and a 50inch TV in their living room. And of course, showings of  live debates by the leaders of Political Parties. I find them quite interesting to listen to, as they don’t have the same bickering and the petty insult throwing games that Question Time in the Commons has. It’s nice to actually hear what someone has to say!

I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, but what I am going to tell you, is why voting is so important.
If you are over the age of 18 years old, you are eligible to vote (if you are under 18 and know anyone over 18, tell them to vote!
Registering to vote, and turning up to your local polling station on May 7th 2015 will allow you to influence the issues that directly affect you, your family and friends in your local area.
Here is the link to register if you haven’t already, be quick though, the deadline is 20th April:
http://https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
It’s important to vote for the party that you agree with and not what your friends or family agree with.
If you’re unsure who to vote for, check out http://grmdaily.com/still-dont-know-who-to-vote-for-in-the-general-election-let-grm-guide-you/

You could argue that with the current system of First Past The Post, your voice may not be heard and there is no point in voting, but I strongly disagree with you. You CAN make a change to your constituency and you could better your life by voting for the party you believe in!

I won’t go on and on about the election as I don’t want to bore you (if I already have, I apologise) but please, if you can, vote. If you don’t, you can’t complain about how “rubbish” the government is as you chose not to make a difference.

Preeya x

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