Tuesday, 20 April 2010

vote soon!

I am told that postal ballots will be going out from Lambeth on Friday, which does give me time to vote for Kate Hoey, which I am very pleased to do.  However as a resident in France but not a French citizen, I can only retain my vote in UK national elections for 15 years all told, and my residence in Lambeth, the last place I lived in the UK (and a fab one it is) becomes less meaningful as time goes on.  But that is another matter.

I have a colleague who is registered to vote in Reading West, and who will be doing so, I understand by proxy, and who is a genuine floating voter.  I wonder if readers can advise?  I have told him that if I were registered there I would vote Windisch, no contest, despite my disagreement with the Greens mainly on issues of foreign policy  However he will of course decide for himself.  I have another colleague who is registered in Cheltenham, and on researching the matter for her benefit I discovered to my surprise that the Greens are not standing there.  Cheltenham has had a LibDem MP, Martin Horwood, and the Greens are saying that he is excellent on their preferred issues and asking their supporters to vote for him.  Hmmm.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who to vote for in Reading West? Hmmmm…………

Well, I am led to believe that one of the candidates is a bit lefty, but in a thoughtful sort of way, workaholic, Councillor who has really got under the skin of the community she represents, good at motivating volunteers but not always a team player, prone to being a bit lippy, and with great hair.

Sounds a bit like one of the candidates we used to be able to vote for in Reading East.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Kate Hoey is excellent and i am delighted that she is standing again.
Do you intend eventually to take out French citizenship - or dual citizenship if such a thing is possible?

jane said...

I'm, going to decide on citizenship about twelve months from now. France does not hold with dual citizenship, but as a British citizen by birth not naturalisation I can keep my British passport as long as I like. It took some time to get to the point where I could pass the language test for French citizenship, but I would like the vote.