So how will you vote in the European elections, do you care about them enough to vote and all that type of thing? I have put one of those voting things on the sidebar, not really sure if anyone will bother to vote, vote loads of times or what will happen. Nor am I sure what if anything the results would mean.
This post has really come up because of the comments about local politics on Friday’s post http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/ramsgate-tidal-surge-pictures.html
I guess a lot of this comes down to whether you think the lack of a working majority both at parliamentary level and at district level makes thing better or worse.
I have been getting a certain amount of flack for saying that there is some progress with some of the long term issues, particularly the Ramsgate ones at TDC and that this may be partly to do with the lack of a working majority.
One aspect that did interest me is the European election Conservative candidate Julie Marson was selected before Laura Sandys announced she wouldn’t be standing in the parliamentary elections and I wonder does this mean that Julie Marson is likely to be selected for the parliamentary election if she fails to win the European elections.
I know when Mark McGregor stood and lost the Thanet South Conservatives held the then Conservative administration at TDC at least partly responsible.
I wonder if the ongoing saga of TDC perceived as not fit for purpose and my guess is perceived as not fit for purpose under both Conservative and Labour administrations has any effect on how people vote in either the European or the Parliamentary elections.
It’s pretty obvious if the national government is unpopular and the usually are then this is likely to cause a swing towards the other major party at local level, but does it work the other way round? By this I mean does just having a majority at TDC make people more likely to vote the other way?
I will ramble on here.