Engaging with the General Election

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Jacqui’s challenge was to engage with the up and coming election.  Jacqui I tried to engage in the process I really did. Today I have even had ‘election training’ as every election I work as a Presiding Officer in different towns and villages across the County I live in. At the moment it all feels a little hopeless. There doesn’t seem to be any one party that represents what I want or need at my time in life. I am proud of my Welsh roots and normally vote for my national party however I worry this seems to be a ‘wasted’ vote, as it doesn’t impact who gets in to No 10 and who gets to set the rules to which I will live by for the next five years. I’ve worried and worried about this and still I have no conclusion. I will continue to engage in the hope that in the next two weeks I will have a clearer view of where my cross should go.


Fiona Dolben

Acupuncturist, holistic therapist, content creator., Hemp Holisitics

I'm a single parent of ONE lovely lanky teenager.. I live in deepest rural Wales . My 'proper' job is in marketing and events but I am also a trained reflexologist, masseur and reiki giver (go figure!) I also look after my Mum who is in her late 80's, my dog Ted, my cat Black and my hens and goldfish...my dream is to have a small holding and offer people holidays in my teepee and maybe the odd therapy ....so as you can see I am a mass of contradictions.... I like to walk, do yoga, eat salad and visit new places but I also like to drive fast, Feast ice lollies, vodka on Friday's with friends(, which leads to dancing in my kitchen) my coffee , and staying up late... I can be outgoing but also extremely shy so like the rest of you I am still trying to figure it out one day at a time...


Go to the profile of Mark Cuddy
over 4 years ago
You are not alone in your thinking. Most of the UK share the same views. Me too. The whole country and world need to have a day off. Everybody, just have a day off and come back apolitical but sharing common ground and common goodness for fellow humans and start again free from divisions but with humanity in mind and the planet at the heart of all decisions.
Go to the profile of Vanessa
over 4 years ago
Oh, Fi, I can so relate to this. I have tried so hard to engage with the election and it seems the more research I do the more frustrated I become. There is no party I'm happy to vote for - they all get some things so right and others screamingly wrong...