Outside the marginals

a commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010 & 2015 elections

About this blog

This blog will contain comments on the 2010 UK General Election, particularly from the point of view of someone whose vote does not matter due to being “Outside the marginals”

My constituency has not changed hands since 1924; what is the point of voting? To paraphrase Ronnie Corbett “I am not in a marginal seat, I am not a swing voter, I know my place”.

Update May 2010: Predictably my constituency did not change hands in 2010; we got a new MP, but he was kindly selected for us by the selection committee of the party, which by the end of this parliament will have held the seat for more than 90 years.

I think I will continue to let my disenfranchised eyes wander over the political environment and the hands that again could not cast an effective vote to write comments on the UK political situation.

Update May 2015: Predictably my constituency did not change hands in 2015; we got the same MP kindly re-selected for us by the selection committee of the party, which has held the seat for more than 90 years.

I think I will continue to let my disenfranchised eyes wander over the political environment and the hands that yet again could not cast an effective vote to write comments on the UK political situation.

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