Voting – Do you live here?
The General Election is looming. We have a raft of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (“PPCs”) and MP’s pounding the streets with their troops delivering leaflets promising the world if you vote for them and the Party they are standing for.
I really have not decided who I will vote for yet. One person definitely off my “to consider” list is Philippa Latimer PPC (Labour) for the St. Ives seat. That seat covers my area of Porthleven and Helston. Why have I discounted her? Well, for the one and simple reason that she lives in London and “visits” Cornwall.
I’m sorry, but if you even want me to consider voting for you, a fundamental rule is that you live in the area that you wish to represent, not move to the area after you win (if indeed you do).
This issue has really annoyed me. So much so that I have decided to Blog about it. I have always tried to keep my Blog non-political, but this just takes the biscuit. I am sure Ms Latimer is a very nice person but surely they could have found someone suitable who lives in the area? Or at a push, at least lives in Cornwall?
Here is the link to see what has annoyed me so much LINK
The Question is: how many more PPCs don’t even live in the area they are representing? Or even in the County that they are standing for in Parliament?