In a few hours the polling stations all across Britain will be opening. I was told today that my village will have an extra polling station this year because a high turnout is expected. Let’s hope that’s true. Both my son and my daughter will be able to vote in a General Election for the first time – I hope they both take the opportunity to exercise their democratic right.
Last year I wrote a short piece about voting. Today I saw this video by Owen Jones, a columnist at The Guardian, author and political commentator. He talks about how seemingly insurmountable problems have been overcome in the past to bring about change and to give us all the right to vote. Let’s not lose hope.