This piece from the BBC serves as a reminder that there are two elections on Thursday. As well as the general election there will be local elections in 164 councils involving something over 4,000 council seats. It is news to many on the doorstep that there will be two elections and two voting slips to deal with on Thursday.
All London’s 32 boroughs elect their councillors in the first week of May every four years and the general election date was selected to coincide with this date – politicians (rightly!) feel that people don’t like being asked to go out and vote twice in short succession so the Prime Minister went with this date rather than hold on for another couple of weeks.
Most long term Ealing residents would agree that the new Conservative council has done a hugely better job at running the borough than the previous Labour administration which lasted 12 years and managed to raise council tax by 48% in its last term of office and deliver dirty streets and poorly rated social services. On Thursday don’t forget to vote for three Conservative councillors whatever you decide to do with the general election if you want to keep Ealing moving in the right direction. If you want to get the country moving again vote for the Conservatives and David Cameron.