Stephen Williams (stephenw32768) wrote,
Stephen Williams

Stephen does his civic duty

I decided to vote for Dr. Hugh Swann, the Green Party candidate. The Greens' local policies make sense, and I was generally impressed with the way they conducted their local campaign.

It's very unlikely that Dr. Swann will be elected. My ward is a Labour/LibDem marginal. Either of those two candidates will clinch it. However, since I'm not opposed to either candidate in principle (the quality of the local LibDem campaign notwithstanding), I didn't feel the need to "tactically" vote against one of them by backing the other party.

The BBC is providing online election results for all the elections today. I'll be keeping an eye on Reading's after the polls close (21:00 BST). As you can see, Labour currently controls this council with a huge majority. Unfortunately, the BBC page doesn't show the results for each individual ward, only a summary; so I'll have to find out the result in my ward some other way.

In other news: we had a fire drill at work today. As soon as the bell went, we all calmly filed out of the building and into the car park at the front. A minute or so later, the person who organized the drill (a somewhat ditzy woman who works on the floor above us) emerged from the building and sheepishly explained that she didn't know how to turn the alarm off...
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