So it was the general election this week, and I played a part in it!
I worked as a Poll Clerk at a Polling Station. It was the longest day i think i have ever had!
I had to get there for 6.30am, which meant I had to get up at 5.30!! And I didn’t leave until 10.30pm! You aren’t allowed to leave the station at all during the day either! It was actually much more fun than I imagined it to be! I learnt quite a lot about politics and I think I would apply to do it again!
Unfortunately, working did mean I was unable to vote myself. I only found out I would be doing it on Tuesday afternoon, so I didn’t have time to register for a postal vote, and as I wasn’t working at my local polling station I couldn’t vote whilst I was there. That’s a shame as it’s the first time I have been old enough and I would have liked to be involved. I think I still took advantage of the opportunities available to me though, by working in the election!
If I’m honest I wouldn’t really have known who to vote for. Each party has so many policies and not being particularly interested in Politics I know very little about each, other than all the rumours you hear on TV and the news!
I think I would have gone for either Liberal Democrats or the Green Party because from the policies and comparisons I have seen, these parties would have provided the best environment for me as a student and part-time retail worker.
If I’m honest I don’t particularly like David Cameron, however with the majority of votes in his court I have to trust that the future he works for will be one I am happy in.