Brentford and Isleworth – Making your vote count for something

June 5, 2017 11:48 AM

As we approach general election polling day on 8th June, many voters will be pondering the issues and perhaps asking themselves the question - Will my vote count for anything?

Joe Bourke, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Brentford and Isleworth said "This election has been called by Theresa May in an effort to increase the Conservative majority in Parliament. Going by the average of the polls, the Prime Minister is on course to do just that and this election will not see a change of government."

"Given these circumstances, voters may ask which of the local candidates can actually make a difference to our lives here in Brentford and Isleworth."

"Perhaps your choice might be to add one more MP to the government's majority. An MP that has never voted against a Conservative party, intent on forcing through the most economically damaging exit from the European Union conceivable; and a third runway at Heathrow that may well face legal challenges for years to come."

"You may choose instead a Labour MP at odds with the leadership of a Labour party that has proved to be an ineffective opposition for two years now. An MP that has failed to challenge a Labour dominated local council that simply ignores the views of residents clearly expressed in consultations; and rides roughshod over its own local area plan to ram though planning consents for wholly inappropriate developments."

"Alternatively, you may wish to make your vote count for something by returning a Liberal Democrat that will stand up to both an arrogant Labour council and an increasingly dangerous and extreme Conservative government. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote against a hard Brexit."

"If effective opposition at a local and national level can make a difference to the quality of your life here in Hounslow Borough, vote for Joe Bourke, Liberal Democrat as the Member of Parliament for Brentford and Isleworth on June 8th."