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POLL: Will you be voting in next week's elections?

Swindon Advertiser: POLL: Will you be voting in next week's elections? POLL: Will you be voting in next week's elections?

THE local and European Parliamentary elections take place next Thursday, May 22, and we want to know if you intend to vote.

The battle is on for 19 wards across Swindon plus South West MEP seats but do you intend to visit your polling station?

Vote below and feel free to leave comments in the designated section, be it reasons why you won't be voting, or why it is important to do so.

 

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11:28am Fri 16 May 14

Davey Gravey says...

I will spoil my euro vote and will vote labour in the local election to try to keep the Tories out.
I will spoil my euro vote and will vote labour in the local election to try to keep the Tories out. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -14

12:47pm Fri 16 May 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

UKIP now.
Labour in the Locals to oust the local Tories out too ๐Ÿ‘
UKIP now. Labour in the Locals to oust the local Tories out too ๐Ÿ‘ Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -6

12:51pm Fri 16 May 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

For the local elections, the only leaflet I've received that wasn't trying to tell me what to think and wasn't attacking all the opposition throughout was from the conservatives. However the incumbents standing for re-election have not exactly showered themselves with glory in their previous stints.

For the euro elections I have received no information from any party so all I have is a set of faceless names. Most of them I have not even been able to get much information online either.

I refuse to vote purely on party political lines and so sadly I must resort to spoiling my vote. If these people want my vote to put them on the gravy train the least they could do is let me know what they're going to do for me and why I should vote for them.
For the local elections, the only leaflet I've received that wasn't trying to tell me what to think and wasn't attacking all the opposition throughout was from the conservatives. However the incumbents standing for re-election have not exactly showered themselves with glory in their previous stints. For the euro elections I have received no information from any party so all I have is a set of faceless names. Most of them I have not even been able to get much information online either. I refuse to vote purely on party political lines and so sadly I must resort to spoiling my vote. If these people want my vote to put them on the gravy train the least they could do is let me know what they're going to do for me and why I should vote for them. The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Fri 16 May 14

Davey Gravey says...

I note that thumb fiddling is still going on. Haha you mugs
I note that thumb fiddling is still going on. Haha you mugs Davey Gravey
  • Score: -7

1:39pm Fri 16 May 14

house on the hill says...

Wont be voting as there is no point.

Firstly, we dont live in a democracy, ok we get to vote but as soon as they are elected, they just rip up the manifesto they led us to believe was their policy and do what the hell they want. Just how the heck is that the will of the people?

Secondly having people in positions of this much power with no proven ability, knowledge, or experience is it ant wonder we get the regular fvck ups we see time and again from both sides and why neither are any different in reality they just make different fvck ups! Who thuoght it would be a good idea to put a barrister in charge of the town's ยฃ200million turnover budget, apart from fiddling his expenses as all lawyers do (I was married to one) what exactly does he know about finance on that sort of scale?

Thirdly every politician local or national or wannabe i have found to be totally arrogant and self serving, the way the likes of Bluh, Foley and Reynard strut around the place you would think they are royalty. Politicains are like bananas, you very rarely find a straight one and when you do they are rejected very quickly.

no matter how or if you vote, it will change nothing, just a different bunch of numpties in charge for a while until people get fed up with them and we get another lot. The system is fatally flawed!
Wont be voting as there is no point. Firstly, we dont live in a democracy, ok we get to vote but as soon as they are elected, they just rip up the manifesto they led us to believe was their policy and do what the hell they want. Just how the heck is that the will of the people? Secondly having people in positions of this much power with no proven ability, knowledge, or experience is it ant wonder we get the regular fvck ups we see time and again from both sides and why neither are any different in reality they just make different fvck ups! Who thuoght it would be a good idea to put a barrister in charge of the town's ยฃ200million turnover budget, apart from fiddling his expenses as all lawyers do (I was married to one) what exactly does he know about finance on that sort of scale? Thirdly every politician local or national or wannabe i have found to be totally arrogant and self serving, the way the likes of Bluh, Foley and Reynard strut around the place you would think they are royalty. Politicains are like bananas, you very rarely find a straight one and when you do they are rejected very quickly. no matter how or if you vote, it will change nothing, just a different bunch of numpties in charge for a while until people get fed up with them and we get another lot. The system is fatally flawed! house on the hill
  • Score: -1

1:47pm Fri 16 May 14

ChannelX says...

Have to vote Lib Dem in my ward as they are the most popular party here and manage to keep the Labour scourge from taking the seat.

Euro MP wise, it's tricky. Obviously completely pointless voting Labour, and while it's clear UKIP will never win anything nationally, I do quite like the way they give the Euromentals the run around in Brussels.

We're going to be forced to pay to send somebody there, so they may as well raise hell while they're at it.

Keeping Labour out of controlling Swindon is the priority though. Only the stuck in the 1970s pro-union types want to see them having any say in the running of the town.

Remember Blair and Brown and just take a look at Ed Miliband and Ed Balls... who the hell wants even worse versions of them on the council?!
Have to vote Lib Dem in my ward as they are the most popular party here and manage to keep the Labour scourge from taking the seat. Euro MP wise, it's tricky. Obviously completely pointless voting Labour, and while it's clear UKIP will never win anything nationally, I do quite like the way they give the Euromentals the run around in Brussels. We're going to be forced to pay to send somebody there, so they may as well raise hell while they're at it. Keeping Labour out of controlling Swindon is the priority though. Only the stuck in the 1970s pro-union types want to see them having any say in the running of the town. Remember Blair and Brown and just take a look at Ed Miliband and Ed Balls... who the hell wants even worse versions of them on the council?! ChannelX
  • Score: 6

1:50pm Fri 16 May 14

ChannelX says...

Ollie Dognacky wrote:
UKIP now.
Labour in the Locals to oust the local Tories out too ๐Ÿ‘
Surely you no longer have a vote in the Swindon area, I Too?
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Dognacky[/bold] wrote: UKIP now. Labour in the Locals to oust the local Tories out too ๐Ÿ‘[/p][/quote]Surely you no longer have a vote in the Swindon area, I Too? ChannelX
  • Score: -2

6:04pm Fri 16 May 14

trolley dolley says...

What we need are councillors who understand business and finance not good old Bill or Community minded John and Mary.

We do not have many who are currently councillors who fit this profile.

We do have a lot of councillors of working age who are not in work but we expect them to fulfil tasks that are way beyond their capabilities.

Forget about which party they represent and look at the person and their background, until we do this people will continue to complain about what their councillors are doing or not doing.

In the end the fault lies with the voter.
What we need are councillors who understand business and finance not good old Bill or Community minded John and Mary. We do not have many who are currently councillors who fit this profile. We do have a lot of councillors of working age who are not in work but we expect them to fulfil tasks that are way beyond their capabilities. Forget about which party they represent and look at the person and their background, until we do this people will continue to complain about what their councillors are doing or not doing. In the end the fault lies with the voter. trolley dolley
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Fri 16 May 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

ChannelX wrote:
Ollie Dognacky wrote:
UKIP now.
Labour in the Locals to oust the local Tories out too ๐Ÿ‘
Surely you no longer have a vote in the Swindon area, I Too?
According to my voting slip.
I too certainly have?
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ollie Dognacky[/bold] wrote: UKIP now. Labour in the Locals to oust the local Tories out too ๐Ÿ‘[/p][/quote]Surely you no longer have a vote in the Swindon area, I Too?[/p][/quote]According to my voting slip. I too certainly have? Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Sun 18 May 14

MrAngry says...

Not sure how to vote yet.

If we were voting in a general election, I would probably vote tory as Ed Milliband is a really weak choice of leader. I wouldn't trust him to make the tea, let alone run the country.

The local election is much harder. I probably have more confidence in the tories but they are an arrogant bunch and I don't really want to vote for them.

I will probably spoil my euro ballot.
Not sure how to vote yet. If we were voting in a general election, I would probably vote tory as Ed Milliband is a really weak choice of leader. I wouldn't trust him to make the tea, let alone run the country. The local election is much harder. I probably have more confidence in the tories but they are an arrogant bunch and I don't really want to vote for them. I will probably spoil my euro ballot. MrAngry
  • Score: 1

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