Thursday, May 01, 2008

Spur of the moment voting

Voting, on the way in to work, I cast a non-Labour vote on the spur of the moment. I didn't vote against Labour, by the way - I just gave the Greens my first preference, and Ken second.

Of course, Ken will be the ultimate recipient of that vote, and he's the least-worst option on offer. But I figured that a good set of first-preferences for the Greens may get them to start behaving like a party that could win the odd seat of they stop talking to themselves.

I doubt if this sort of signaling ever translates into a coherent message though.

What do you think? In fact, let's see if I can start a mini-meme here?

Jams, Matt, and Rockmother. I think you are all eligible to vote in London - how did you vote, why, and why not ask three other people to answer the same question?


Shuggy said...

"Vote Ken"

"Vote Labour."

"I just gave the Greens my first preference"

This is taking not practicing what you preach to new levels.

jams o donnell said...

Very simple Paulie:

1 Ken

2 Sian Berry

I've never liked Livingstone but at the end of the day he is infinitely preferable to Bullingdon Boris

Paulie said...

With a AV system, it's your final preference that counts, so I think that I was taking my own 'vote for Ken' advice.

Anyway, all of this 'practicing what you preach' is a bit old hat, doncha think?