Aye, well, that’s my civic duty done for a while at least.
Obviously, I’m not going to say who I voted for but I will offer some pointers to who I didn’t vote for.
If a candidate was standing on a party ticket then they did not get my vote. Party politics have not done us any favours here in recent times and I feel that being tied to a party leads to toeing the party line rather than doing what is best for the community. Also I have little faith in any party since the last General Election saw us saddled with the train wreck that is the current coalition.
If you made the mistake of bringing religion into your election pitch then you lost my vote as well. Your religious beliefs have no place in government at any level. You’re free to believe whatever you like in private but if you let those beliefs enter public life then I have no confidence that you could represent me, or anyone else for that matter, without religious bias entering the equation.
You also didn’t get my vote if your campaign consisted of stuffing a leaflet through the letterbox and running away.