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The joys of being a floating voter - ePepys

21st Apr 2010

12:21 am - The joys of being a floating voter

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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.

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From:jinty
Date:21st April 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
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Hopefully see you there tonight! There was a hustings in East Oxford last night too, where wider questions would have been discussed - I stayed in, though.
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From:e_pepys
Date:21st April 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
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Cool, see you tonight!

I'm sorry I missed the hustings last night. They don't seem to be well advertised in advance (eg. on candidates' web sites), only reported after the fact. Daily Info mentioned one yesterday at lunch time, and the one tonight.
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From:elleblue
Date:21st April 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
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Incidentally, it was bopeepsheep who mentioned tonight's thing at my place the other day :-)
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From:e_pepys
Date:21st April 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I didn't know her LJ name, now friended.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:5th May 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)

Floating

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I'm voting Lava-Tory...
http://tinyurl.com/3a9htyb
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