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Tell the world why you're not voting - don't let your silence go unheard

They're not voting because...

a) None of the candidates have bothered...

a) None of the candidates have bothered to call at my door and ask me what I think. Only one party worker has bothered to call and she was unable to fully discuss her party's policies (Lib Dem)

b) There is no socialist party. The new Labour party is to the right of the old Tory Reform Group.

c) All the politicians can do is attack each other and I don't believe that their so called policies have any grounding in reality. They may confer with civil servants in offices at Whitehall but they don't ask people at the coal face.

d) None of the parties are doing anything for the countryside and rural communities. I don't live anywhere near London and I don't live in a large town or city. Who's talking for us?

written 4th May 2005


Max replies: "b) There is no socialist party. The new Labour party is to the right of the old Tory Reform Group", you say, and then mention the Labour Party in the next breath. So what has the Labour Party got to do with socialism? It's never been a socialist party. It was formed two years after the Socialist Party of Great Britain, which was formed in 1904, and is standing a candidate in Vauxhall. See their Election Address at for a socialist manifesto.

written 4th May 2005

About Not Apathetic

NotApathetic was built so that people who are planning not to vote in the UK General Election on May 5th can tell the world why. We won't try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea - we're just here to record and share your explanations. Whether ideological, practical or other, any reason will do.

A lot of users would like us to mention that if you spoil your ballot paper, it will be counted. So if you want to record a vote for "none of the above", you can.