It was the election yesterday. It’s the first time that I’ve ever voted. I went ahead and voted Conservative, I don’t mind telling you. They are now the biggest party; however, they did not win enough seats to take a bigger majority in parliament. This means that we have a hung parliament. Now, apparently, this means that nobody is specifically in charge. The Liberal Democrats, however, are the ones who seem to have the most power at the moment. Out of the three main parties, they have the fewest seats, but this means that they could align themselves with either Labour or Conservative and form a government using both manifestos. I’m hoping they decide to and that they decide to do so with the Tories (Conservatives).
There were also a lot of people who got turned away from voting and places that didn’t have enough ballot papers. I think this was absolutely ridiculous and I’m surprised there haven’t been calls for another election to be held to sort the whole thing out.
I’m also glad that the Green Party managed to win a seat down in Brighton. I reckon that, in a few years time, the Green Party will win more and more. I really hope they do.
One of the weirdest things that happened during the release of votes in each constituency was that I saw Jesus. And I bet you think I’ve gone mad now, but I haven’t. I’m deadly serious. I was watching them release the result in David Cameron’s constituency and at first I was only amused by the fact that he was having a hearty discussion with the candidate from the Monster Raving Loony Party in the background… and then I saw him. On the end of the line of candidates there was a guy literally dressed like Jesus. I didn’t know if he was from the Christian Party or what, but it was the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. I’ve looked it up, though, and it turns out it was Aaron Barschak. Click that link and you’ll see the bizarre picture that I was faced with. It did amuse me. I don’t think that was his point in dressing in such a way, but it certainly alleviated some of the drudgery of the evening.
In other news, I’ve started writing Book 4, which I decided to call Absolute Power. I’ve written the prologue and I’m in the middle of completing chapter one already. So far, I’m happy to say that it is going really well.
(Lyrics in the title are from Lady by Regina Spektor)