I’ve just looked back at the turnout in the 2009 Bush Hill Park by election and was horrified to find it was just 20%. That means that 4 in every 5 voters simply didn’t vote. This is even more shocking when your realise that 20% is not far off the number of postal voter in many wards these days. Presumably this means far less that 20% of the voters who could have gone to the polling stations, actually did. The question is, will voters settle for whatever they get this time, or will they vote and choose the councillor they want?
My team and I have been knocking on doors, making sure voters know what they will get if they elect me as their next councillor. The photo above doesn’t convey the torrential rain which still didn’t stop us going out and about and talking to residents. I hope the voters of Bush Hill Park show they also care who represents Bush Hill Park, and go to the polls on July 28th.