#Roathvotes – again! #GE2017

Well here we are again, going to the polls on 8 June 2017, for a General Election that nobody predicted – #GE2017.

Maybe you’ll have watched the debates, had social media advertising thrust at you like never before, and also had this campaign period disrupted in the most terrible ways, with the atrocities in Manchester and London.

Maybe you are election fatigued. Maybe you’re enthralled. Maybe you’re disenchanted by all of the politics.

But. And there is a but. We’ve had a lot of elections in recent years – how fortunate we are, to have the chance to vote for our leaders, unlike many people in different countries.

When we say leaders, we don’t mean in presidential terms – we don’t vote for a leader in this country, we vote for the party who we most agree with. We hope the local representative of that party is a good candidate, and will take our views forward as a constituency, whomever we vote for.

We’re not party political here at RoathCardiff. We hope you have registered to vote, and we hope you vote on Thursday: it’s the way we have an impact on our political system in the UK, flawed though it may be.

Here are links to the candidates standing in Cardiff Central (of which Roath (Plasnewydd), Adamsdown, Cathays, Penylan, Pentwyn, and Cyncoed are a part).

Please vote on Thursday 8 June 2017. Politics is not remote. It’s about your lives, for the next five years – and maybe for a generation. #RoathVotes

Candidates in alphabetical order, by surname

Mark Hooper (Plaid Cymru) https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/20838/mark-jonathan-hooper

Twitter: https://twitter.com/votemarkjhooper?lang=en

Eluned Parrottt (Welsh Liberal Democrats) https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/2764/eluned-sian-parrott

Twitter: https://twitter.com/eluned_parrott?lang=en

Mohammed Sarul Islam (UKIP) https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/2373/mohammed-sarul-islam

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarulislam?lang=en

Benjamin Smith (Green Party) https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/34376/benjamin-smith

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsmithgreens

Gregory Stafford (Welsh Conservatives) https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/8006/gregory-stafford

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregory4cardiff?lang=en-gb

Jo Stevens (Welsh Labour) https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/4293/jo-stevens

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoStevensLabour

Polling stations are open from 7am-10pm on Thursday 8 June 2017. You do not need your polling card to vote. Your polling station is written on your polling card, and you can check using your postcode on WhereDoIVote or here on the Cardiff Council website to find it.

Voters who used to use Albany Primary School as a polling station should remember that where you vote has changed to the Mackintosh Sports Club on Keppoch Street.

With thanks to Democracy Club for the candidate and polling station information. Find Democracy Club on Twitter here and Facebook here.