The joys of being a floating voter - ePepys
21st Apr 2010
12:21 am - The joys of being a floating voter
I like my role as an undecided voter in a marginal constituency. It almost feels like my decision will make a difference this time.
OK, I'm not entirely undecided, but I'm still allowing for the possibility that Andrew Smith can persuade me back into the Labour fold. That is hampered by the fact that I've never actually heard any of the Oxford East candidates speak (except Andrew Smith on TV, when he was a minister): since I work outside Oxford, I've only ever managed to get to the Wantage hustings near my work. That's always been Conservative (never one of the options I'd support), apart from when Robert Jackson defected to Labour.
This time a friend directed me to the Climate Question Time tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, so I should finally get to see the candidates debate. Hurrah! No sign of debates on other topics, but I still hold out hope. The Party Leaders' TV debates are good too of course, but we vote for MPs, not PMs.