West Leeds resident Sarah Page writes about why it’s important to register before December 1 and keep your vote.
In Leeds West there are 67,222 of us eligible to vote. At the moment, across our area, there are 7,065 houses where no one is registered to vote. Things are changing and so we have until the 1st December to register and keep our vote.
Maybe one vote makes little difference. I don’t know if there are any examples where one vote has turned the tables or changed anything, but I know that when votes are combined they definitely do – it’s why we have the current government.
I know that voting has more chance of changing things than not voting – you have to be in it to win it!
If someone stays quiet then nobody is going to listen to them. I hope the people in those 7,065 homes register to vote because I know we have something worth saying and we deserve to be heard around here.
You can do it online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.