Saturday, 2 April 2011
How Do We Vote For Our Political Representatives?
While looking for a graphic for this post I discovered the above. It is used by Bromsgrove District Council on its website and caused me to wonder how that electorate feel about being depicted as sheep. There couldn't have been many complaints or BDC surely would have removed it.
I digress. Recently, in the Scottish blogosphere, there was a discussion about voters and their reasons for putting their cross where they do. Some said people mainly vote for parties, yet I disagreed, as I think many vote for the personality of the candidate - if they have had the opportunity to meet them or hear them speak via the media.
In the right hand side column - directly under the Facebook logo - I've placed a short poll 'How do we elect our political representatives'. Once you have voted use the scroll bar at the bottom to view the results so far.
The results could surprise our Holyrood candidates, party organisers and these dedicated activists who are fortunate to escape with all fingers intact - given the ferocity of modern letterboxes and what can linger behind them with molars exposed.
Thanks for taking part.