Its an election year!
Believe it or not, there's a General Election coming. I know, it almost passed us by as well...
It’s shaping up to be the most interesting and open election in years. With large-scale disillusionment with the 'business as usual' model of the main 2 parties and following a fairly disastrous term in coalition for the Lib Dems, the smaller parties are set to play an important, possibly decisive role in this year’s election.
Amongst others, Russell Brand supports a view that, as the political system is broken; there is no point in voting. This raises some interesting themes. Do we have a moral obligation to vote? To what extent is the political system representative of the views of the people? Is it time for electoral reform along the lines of proportional representation? Whatever your thoughts on these lofty questions, it seems useful and important to have an understanding of what the key players in this election stand for before putting a cross, or not, in a particular box on May 7th.
With this in mind, we thought it would be interesting to research and write a short blog article on each of what may reasonably be considered the main parties, week by week, in the run-up to Election Day. We will focus on the sustainability agenda, social policies and the approach to the younger sections of society, but also give a brief overview of the main manifesto issues of each party.
We will begin on 12th March with the Conservative party. So watch this space and feel free to interact and engage in the conversion with us on the usual Social Media forums!