I have seen a few of these posts getting a lot of attention on Facebook and what I find most interesting is the difference of voice and opinion. So I wonder what people of this community think and I'd love to learn something new and make the right choice .
Almost every morning I wake up knowing with certainty who I am going to vote for, usually by the evening my mind is change. For me it is a choice between Plaid and Labour (I'd love to think I could vote Green but I dont think its feasible). Plaid because they seem to chime with my socialist values. But I have two problems with Plaid, the first living in Butetown it feels like a one horse race, with Labour winning. The Plaid candidate is Ben Foday (who is a lovely guy), he lives a few doors away from my mum, but he might as well live on Mars during this election because is he is a Quiet Man. Second is (and I dont know this for certain) I imagine that when Plaid was set up in 1925 through to modern times that they wouldnt have classed my Great-Grand parents, my grand parents, my mum or my community of Butetown as Welsh. The image of Plaid is very different, inclusive today and they are one of the few parties that are not spouting anti-immigration rhetoric but the fact remains.
Labour, because we cant have another five years of the Tories. For all the reasons Im sure everyone is aware of. But, again as Im sure everyone is aware of, Labour are not the Labour I grew up with, in fact could be said that the name Labour is a bit of an oxymoron. I went to the Cardiff People Question time last we and it was argued there that we should perhaps not give up on Labour but try to influence policy from the grassroots level.
So today I think i am going to vote Labour, after being 100% sure last week it would be Plaid.
Who should I/You/We vote for?
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