Today, 18th of April 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May called for a General Election on the 8th of June 2017. Here at Chessington Community Matters we are politically independent, but what we are promoting is for everyone to vote! If you have a younger member of your household ensure that they are registered.
To be able to vote you must be over 18 on the date of the election vote itself. The Independent has a good guide on how to register and who is eligible.
Chessington is on a political peninsular which makes us quite unique in terms of London, but it also means we need use our collective voices when it comes to parliament.
Illustration by Wereon – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4373002
According to Wikipedia in the last two general elections we voted as follows:-
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Davey||20,415||34.5||-15.3|
|Christian Peoples||Daniel Gill||198||0.3||-0.1|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+9.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Davey||28,428||49.8||−1.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Monkey The Drummer||247||0.4||N/A|
|Christian Peoples||Tony May||226||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−2.4|
But a lot has changed since then, please use your vote!