Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Please Vote on the 5th May

I want to encourage all of us in Kerith to vote in the elections on the 5th May. There are elections for the Town and Borough Council, as well as the referendum on the Alternative Vote.

For those of us (all of us?) baffled or unsure about the issues around the Alternative Vote Referundum, the Christian Institute have produced a really helpful paper on the issues involved which you can find here.

Local elections may not seem as "exciting" as general elections, but the reality is that many of the decisions local government makes impact us very directly, whether that is the provision of schools, planning decisions, allocation of funding or looking after our green spaces. As we see many around the world rising up and even losing their lives to campaign for democratic government, let us be thankful for the country we live in and the freedom we enjoy.


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