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Not Apathetic

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

They're not voting because...

I'm not voting in support of a party...

I'm not voting in support of a party, but in support of a new way of doing democracy, called the Simultaneous Policy (SP) campaign. The idea is to ask candidates to sign a pledge to implement SP alongside other governments. SP is being developed by 'we, the people'. Anyone can join in by signing up as an Adopter. It only addresses global issues such as climate change, unfair trade and unsustainability, recognising that governments are limited from taking action in these areas because they fear losing investment and jobs to other countries. Candidates from all parties have signed the pledge, in some constituencies, such as the very marginal South Dorset, both Labour and LibDem candidates have signed, meaning the campaign is guaranteed to gain an MP who has signed the pledge. Find out more at So here in Cambridge I will vote, but only because a candidate has signed the pledge (I hope that doesn't make my posting invalid!).

written 9th Apr 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.