Purpose of this blog
Living in a UK constituency which is not a marginal, my vote in the 2010 General Election will have no effect.
If I vote conservative, I will not elect more conservative MPs (my constituency is already Tory). Likewise voting Labour or Liberal Democrat will make no different because for this seat to change hands requires a seismic change greater than any since the last World War. It is not going to happen. To the parties, I don’t count, my views don’t count, and my vote doesn’t count.
So do I ignore the election (as the parties will surely ignore me – I am not relevant to them), or do I try and challenge myself to engage in some way?
I have chosen to do the latter; and have chosen this blog as the way to try and do it.