We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers – unsurprisingly they don’t always reflect the views of this publication. If you have something you’d like to share, get in touch and of course, your considered comments are welcome below. This by Peter Geach from East Cowes. Ed
Some months ago I asked the question: ‘What do we want from our new MP’. There were 257 comments.
Now the Election is upon us I’d like to turn the question around and ask:
‘What do the prospective MPs want from the voters – apart from votes!’
I’ll kick it off by suggesting:
That Voters without pre-conceived ideas or agenda read the respective Party Manifesto’s and ask; is this how I feel about the issues, and are the solutions balanced and fair? Are they credible?
Do I go along with it? What would I change?
What are the ‘core’ values of that Party, and are they mine?
Politicians think fast on their feet and learn from their mistakes so are unlikely to repeat that error again; to do so would be political suicide for them and their party.
So we come back to the Party Manifesto; which by the way if you want to influence; join the Party closest to your ideals; attend their meetings and have your say. It does make a difference.
Vote wisely for the Candidate you think would best represent the Island.
I think that is what the candidates would want.