On tomorrow’s election

Yes! to fairer votes

Tomorrow I’ll be exercising my democratic right to vote in the Scottish Parliament general election 2011 and the UK-wide Alternative Vote referendum.

Still not 100% decided on who I’ll vote for tomorrow—having voted for the Liberal Democrats in every election since I’ve been eligible to vote; voting for David Steel, Simon Hughes, Charles Kennedy, some-bloke-in-Edinburgh-who-wasn’t-that-famous, and Sir Menzies Campbell… and yes, I do know those were for Westminster seats—I do feel a little uneasy about voting for the LibDems because of the Conservative-LibDem alliance in London.

That said, and as Fr Kelvin pointed out in a blog post today, I should be voting on policies not personalities or to ‘punish’ Nick Clegg for a decision with which I disagree.

So I turned to Scottish Vote Compass to see what it could discern about me. And surprisingly it just about got it right:

20110504-scottishvotecompass

Scottish Liberal Democrats
23%
Scottish Greens
22%
Scottish Labour
20%
Scottish National Party
0%
Scottish Conservatives
-12%

That’s a pretty close result with the top three there: 23%, 22% and 20%, which I guess is why I am in favour of the Alternative Vote system.

One thought on “On tomorrow’s election”

  1. I tried that voting compass thing too and the only party to get a negative score for me was the tories. Greens scored quite well for me, which is odd as I’ve never considered voting for them, and still don’t.

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