I voted for Labour (tho for about fifteen seconds I was vaguely tempted to vote for the Pirates party, whatever that was) but I was disconcerted to see how many Far Right groups were on the ballot paper. Still maybe it's a good thing. Divided they fall, and all that
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.
I suppose :/ it must be annoying if they're who you really want as well :/ oh well, it was an experience. Although our polling station didn't have booths, but tables and boards on them creating a division- not very secret though, because the people behind you could easily see who you voted for.
Ours is on Sunday. I had no idea of the points being raised, so I did an online test today to find candidates and parties that think like me (as much as possible). It suggested the Pirate Party as the best match, but I think I'll settle for a more conventional party and a candidate of theirs fairly close to me instead.
In Stockport, the Liberal Democrats have won the most seats, with Labour a close second and the Conservatives trailing badly in third place. UKIP has failed to win anything, although their share of the vote has risen from 3% in 2012 to 13%. It seems Stockport value their counsellors for the work they do.
Our Wilders has lost a lot of votes. Yay! I voted on a party that's only EU-focused on a woman my age. They had pretty much the same ideas as the party I usually vote for, but that party is big and also nationally-oriented (and thus will find it difficult to focus on the EU and stick to their ideas). Also, the people on their list are all over 40. Nothing against people over 40, but it's nice to see someone my own age on a ballot for once.
★ Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. ★
The Earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"...
I voted for the Pirate Party, but they did not make it. Do you vote for persons, I really don't know enough about the candidates to do that. Generally the person/s first on the party's list also are those who get elected.
Our populist eurosceptic party Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden democrats) can now send two members to the Europe parliament. But which group will they belong to? They want to cooperate with Danish People's party but they want to cooperat with Tories (EU-group ECR). Now they want to cooperate with Ukip, but Ukip don't want to.
We are famous for "Stockholm syndrome": "Q: Hey, what's up with Matt? His Dad is on social security, his mom got laid off, his sister's kids get free school lunches, he collects federal financial aid for college, and he only makes minimum wage working at Walmarts. Yet he keeps talking about how we need to cut taxes for the wealthy and quit spending so much on social programs. A: Yeah, he thinks he's going to be a millionaire soon. He's got Economic Stockholm Syndrome." (Urban Dictionary)
I never know what person to vote for (my candidate never gets in anyway, so they had better be listed by a party I can also stomach), so I use one of the many candidate picker sites online, they ask you questions and compare your answers to the candidates.