Unless you have been in hiding somewhere I am sure you are aware it’s Election Day here in the UK. A day where we take to the polling stations and vote for the party we wish to rule our country.
From the moment I was 18 I have voted. In fact it’s always been important to me and I’ve worked my way through more party manifestos that I care to admit. Because it matters , it matters who I vote for and it matters what they stand for.
I actually started this election countdown with the feeling that I would have to pick the best from a bad bunch. A party who would do the least damage to society, but thankfully my research has let me to believe that there is hope.
My hope isn’t actually coming from the politians themselves but from the new vibration of the people. People who for too long have stayed quiet while they were getting shafted by the elite. People ready to fight for their homes, their services, their lives.
I hope that this continues past the election regardless of the winning party. The political parties are supposed to be there for the people lets keep them accountable.
I want a fairer society where children have hope in their future.
I want a party who plans not fire fights.
I want investment in children services to be a priority. To support and guide children is a lot easier and more successful than building more prisons to house those we let down.
Higher education not at such a high cost.
There needs to be more money given to the disability sector. From the need of more specialist services to respite there needs to be massive changes. Support and finance given towards supporting independence. Carers being recognised for all they do. To be respected and supported. The last government have done serious damage to this community and whoever wins today needs to be quick with changes.
I want our emergency forces to be valued. Our armed services equipped.
Our NHS to become something we can be proud of again. More nurses, less waiting times and quicker referrals.
I want this and so more much.
I want voices to be heard from all not just the elite. Decisions to be made for the majority not the 1%.
I have no problem with the rich getting richer just not to the cost of the rest of society.
Reforms in the banking system and the end of non Dom are a must.
I want a future for all.
Affordable houses, better schools, more support for fighting addiction and definitely more investment in the looked after system.
I want people to feel a pride in Britain again. To respect the values that we once held dear.
Communities to again be the normal. For us all to know our neighbours. To banish the lie that we don’t need each other.
I know I ask a lot and yes I accept that whichever party gets in today will fall short. But I do have hope (well unless the conservatives stay in power).
So people use your vote today. If we want to see change we have to demand it.
Still remember our part doesn’t end today let’s continue to put pressure on. Let’s make sure the new government remembers who it represents.
Let’s give our country hope.