I am a 10 year old girl and I want to offer a child’s perspective of the election. I watched the last Prime Minister’s Question Time and National Insurance tax was the main subject of the debate. In fact, it seems to be the main subject of the election so far.
Is this election between Red and Blue over the effects of the recession on big business? Let me tell you what this election means for a child starting out in life. Big businesses recruit graduates from red brick universities. These universities, in turn, recruit students who are capable of undergoing a tough degree course. These students often come from private schools or the grammar state school systems. Where does the fairness exist?
Elections should be about change and a vote for a better run country on matters such as the NHS, housing, poverty, climate change, help for children, crime, security, personal liberty, terrorism, disability issues, equal rights and globalisation.
I was born in 1999 yet I still hear people talk about how Margaret Thatcher ruined this country. The Labour Government have been the only party in power in my lifetime and I have seen play areas decreasing in numbers and youth clubs practically don’t exist. The education system is unfair. I don’t see opportunities for children who don’t come from a well-off background.
I do not know why people don’t realise that this election isn’t a two horse race and is the election for change. People need to realise that they don’t have to worry about their vote for the Liberal Democrats being wasted. Labour and the Tories are only appearing to be stronger because their fights with each other are dominating the news. Where are the policies?
I joined the Liberal Democrat party last year and am a living example of how the party is truly democratic and inclusive. I have been welcomed into the party which has allowed me to speak freely at meetings and at conference. It is the only party that lets members vote on their policies.
Power can belong to the people. Other parties talk about innovation in regard to making things or inventing things but Liberalism offers people the opportunity to be innovative with their own lives. Fairness for all regardless of their background. This party recognises that we need Europe to enhance our stability and to keep us going in a global
world. This party will offer people hope no matter what their circumstances are. The poorer will have more money. Children will benefit from smaller class sizes.
As a mixed race child born in Britain of immigrant parents I am sticking with this party because it will deliver a fresh start for Britain.