I have my papers for a postal vote. They arrived a few days ago.
There are two voting slips; one for the local election and the other for the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner. With the local election, only two of the candidates, Labour and Green Party representatives have bothered to favour me with an election address. As for the PCC election, not one of the candidates has bothered to get in touch.
At the last PCC election I believe the “turn out” was about 15%. There is quite a large lesson to be learnt here. If those affiliated to political parties want the general public to get involved, the first move needs to come from them. How can I vote for people that I know nothing about or what they stand for?
It would be interesting to know how much has been claimed in election expenses for the printing and distribution of information for electors.