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

They're not voting because...

I think my MP does a good job for his...

I think my MP does a good job for his constituents and I would vote for him as an individual but he is a member of the Labour party and I don't want another Labour government. Is this an argument for proportional representation? I don't know.
Personally I would prefer every person standing for election to be independant. After all it is the Civil Service which runs the country and they take their guidance off a handful of elected individuals.

written 12th Apr 2005


Kevin Ward replies: The political party system, although flawed, brings a sort of stability to parliament. If all we had was 646 individuals come May 6th then we would find constant power struggles and allegiance swapping would quickly cloud the issues of the day. Not that I would argue that we don't deserve a better system, I just don't think this is it.

written 12th 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.