My local area took it to the wire in the General Election, requiring 3 recounts before it was announced that Neu Arbeit had somehow managed to get back in. Hopefully, all those who didn't vote then will get off their fat arrses and help ensure that the area goes blue in the Locals. The forecasts seem hopeful, luckily.
Voting Lib Dem , not for the obvious reasons , but a very good friend is running in my ward, and as there were only a couple of dozen votes in it last time, every one counts. The less Labour councillors the merrier.
If other means "none" .. I dont trust the current lot (although OT, for the general election, if the current Tory MP ran as an independant I'd vote for him .. just not his party) though they seem to do ok .. council tax isnt exactly nice though, the lib dems are making a strong push (if all the leaflets I've been getting is any indication .. buggers have been pushing the stuff through my letter box for the past 6 months) but hopefully the lefty thieves wont get in (I want the true liberals back! the Social Democrats can sod off), havent seen anything from the labour lot .. and thankfully bugger all from the BNP or UKIP this time around.
Quote from a certain Lib Dem Council Leader "There is no such country as England" Evening Chronicle Mar 06.... Be careful of who you vote for... Labout/Lib Dems/ Tories... Three sides of the same corrupt and inept coin.
I understand what you're saying and Stabtiffy I understand politics all too well. However it's local circumstances that inform my choice, and without a treatise on it there's no way I can explain my reasons properly on here. Let's just say that after several years of local misrule there has to be a change. If you lived around here you might even feel the same way.
Jango, Lib Dems replaced Labour in my gaffe and are even worse than the previous lot. Council Tax is outrageous, services are poor, local accountability is non existent, non elected assemblys being pushed in through the back door despite a 73 % vote against. Don't even mention crime.