Mock the Vote

By sizemore Last edited 149 months ago
Mock the Vote
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If you live in central London and are thinking of making the effort to go out and vote on May the 5th then don't bother.

At least that's the advice (sort of) coming out of the Electoral Reform Society. According to the BBC the five parliamentary constituencies in London are a foregone conclusion.

So the result should be (look away now if you don't want to know the score):

Labour: 3 | Conservatives: 2 | Liberal Democrats: Sweet FA

Not surprisingly the Lib Dems are quick to remind us that "Londoners must never underestimate the power of their vote".

We'd like to add that with great power comes great responsibility. But if the idea of great responsibility is a little scary then please remember that fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate and hate leads to suffering.

How will Londonist be voting in the face of this shocking news? We're hoping that there's an old movie on TV that afternoon. Something with Leslie Phillips and James Robertson Justice would be good, but we'd settle for a Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes.

Last Updated 20 April 2005

diamond geezer

That's only the five central London constituencies they're talking about, though. There are 69 other constituencies in the capital, not all of which are foregone conclusions.

Sounds like the Electoral Reform Society have merely released a very carefully worded press release for maximum publicity.

Mike

Too true. And you could argue that if the Labour and Tory voters stay home because of the 'foregone conclusion' in central London then maybe the Lib Dems will sneak in...

Anyway, we'll be blogging the election results live as they come in and doing our best to make them interesting...

Will

Living as I do the the "Cities of London and Westminster" constituency (Mark Field, safe Con, maj. c.4500) my vote is absolutely pointless. I'll be casting it anyway in the secure knowledge that I am at no risk of making the blindest bit of difference, a great coomfort.