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  • #202637

    wrexview
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    There are 70,000 sixteen and seventeen year olds eligible to vote for the first time in these elections, their effect on the election result could alter all our futures.

    #202639

    zinger
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    I don’t fancy queueing up to vote with a lot of 16 year old school children at my age. I might have to resort to postal voting.

    #202640

    wrexview
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    It’s a school day so you should be fine to vote during school hours !

    #202641

    BenjaminM
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    I don’t suppose they much relish the prospect of queuing with doddery old wrinkles who live in the past either.

    #202642

    TimRegency
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    The doddery old wrinkles can take advantage of the golden opportunity to apologise to the youngsters for robbing them of their future by persistently voting for these Tory wreckers.

    #202645

    Matt
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    I don’t really think age matters – respect to anyone who wants to actually participate either by queuing up or voting by post to attempt to at least put in a fair representation of democracy on polling day.

    Let’s hope the turnout increases from the embarrassing 45.3% that occurred in 2016. As it’s typically the 55% who didn’t vote who do the most moaning about the state of affairs in Wales.

    There’s the ones who use the excuse that the Senedd is useless and should be abolished and Westminster reigns supreme. Surely it would be in their interests to vote in this election as the Senedd gets more and more powers every year and becomes more relevant to the lives of every Welsh citizen.

    You only need to look at how Covid restrictions were devolved to see that the Senedd had total control over everyone’s lives for the best part of a year and onward.

    Whether or not you support further devolution or want to stop the balance of power shifting from Westminster. You need to be in on this vote as whoever forms the Welsh Government after this May election will have a very important set of decisions to make about where this country goes next.

    #202697

    pastrylover
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    The Welsh assembly has been Labour since its inception and wales
    Is still the poorest nation in the UK. Been an absolute disaster. Hopefully the youth realise that a vote for Labour is a vote for the past, and accepting poverty.

    #202698

    Matt
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    Well, if a vote for the future is meant to be with the Conservatives running Wales then there truly is no hope for the youth.

    I’d also like someone to share with me at what point the last 11 years of Conservative rule in Westminster hasn’t been an absolute disaster for the UK as a whole. I’m all eyes.

    #202719
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Looking at what you have written above, who should we be voting for?

    The candidates in Wrexham

    Lesley Griffiths – Labour
    “The Welsh assembly has been Labour since its inception and wales
    Is still the poorest nation in the UK. Been an absolute disaster. Hopefully the youth realise that a vote for Labour is a vote for the past, and accepting poverty.”

    Jeremy Kent – Conservatives
    “Well, if a vote for the future is meant to be with the Conservatives running Wales then there truly is no hope for the youth.
    I’d also like someone to share with me at what point the last 11 years of Conservative rule in Westminster hasn’t been an absolute disaster for the UK as a whole. I’m all eyes.”

    Tim Sly – Liberal Democrats
    His name is enough for me!

    Carrie Harper – Plaid Cymru
    Plaid don’t have a chance in Wrexham but if you don’t want more Labour and cannot vote Tory, its worth a punt.

    I think Drakeford has done ok during COVID if you compare him to Boris but if people like Tim and Matt don’t like him, who do they turn to?

    Now i am weened off Wetherspoons, i might start my own party.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #202734

    Matt
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    It’s not Drakeford as such that I have a problem with in Labour, it’s that absolute embarrassment of a man Keir Starmer. He stands for nothing in terms of what the Labour movement should be all about. His toxicity has driven those of us with socialist or slightly left wing leanings out of the party.

    It’s one of those where if you want Starmer’s Labour posing as centrist but actually quite right wing – you may as well vote Tory as they have already proved they are capable of doing Tory stuff. He’s gone on a perverse bid to try and capture a Tory vote whilst putting 2 fingers up at grass roots Labour voters. The man is a straight up Authoritarian who loves the Union Jack.

    Unless Drakeford can distance himself from this vapid excuse for a man, then he’s going to be losing a portion of the traditional Welsh Labour voters who have no trust in the Westminster branch of the party. Unfortunately that’ll be a double whammy because of the people who won’t vote Welsh Labour because they didn’t like how Covid was handled and all these lockdowns.

    At the end of the day, worth a punt with Plaid might be the way to go. There’s a stronger following for YES Cymru than there ever was before with Plaid firmly at the helm and whilst it seems unlikely that there’d be any kind of Welsh independence any time soon. A vote to protect Wales from the toxic influence of Westminster is the most sensible way forward at the moment. Labour can no longer protect us from the English Nationalist Tory Party in Wales.

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