I live in the Corby constituency – a marginal constituency which tends to change party when the government does.
People who live in the top photo vote Labour (or UKIP). People who live in the bottom photo vote Tory (or UKIP). People who live in the small towns, that’s me, vote Tory or Labour or UKIP.
Since living here I have had the following MPs: William Powell, Phil Hope, Louise Mensch, Andy Sawford and Tom Pursglove. This time around the recent incumbent, Mr Pursglove is facing Beth Miller and other candidates.
I don’t know much about Ms Miller, and the stack of leaflets I am expecting to arrive at home haven’t yet got to me. I wonder whether Jeremy Corbyn’s face will be on the leaflets (I’m guessing not). I wonder whether the environment will be mentioned (I’m guessing not). I wonder whether the leaflet will inspire me (I guess not). I wonder whether I will get the MP I want (I guess not).
But I am going to deliver leaflets and cast my vote because that’s what I can do. And people elsewhere in the world, and elsewhere in history, would die, and have died, for the chance to vote.
‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’ and whereas Mr Pursglove is not evil he is pretty much the type of pro-Brexit, climate change-complacent MP that I really don’t want to represent me because he doesn’t represent me. And so I’ll do my best to help get a Labour MP.
- Posted in: election 2017