As a girl growing up in the 80's I consider Margaret Thatcher to be a bit of a role model. The first woman to become prime minister show all us your women that anything they can do we can do better.
In hind sight we now realise that she pretended to be a man to suceed and that many of us can enter the male dominated industries and suceed as women.
So politically I'm a tory (not extreme right wing I'd like it noting), and have managed to cancel the Wife's vote out for the past three elections.
None of the political leaders float my boat. Not one of them is a serious contender in the long suffering ideal world.
Tony's screwed me over for the last two terms (I have no children, paid tuition fees and can't find a dentist within 8 miles of my home!).
Michael Howard, well I'm with Ann Widdicome on this one!
Charles Kennedy - Nice guy, but leader of the UK, come on your having a laugh
So in an ideal world I'd spoil. I'd go to the ballot boxes as women died to get me the vote and write something witty all over my voting paper but not cross any boxes........
Then Kilroy-Silk arrived in Erewash!
I've always lived in areas that seem to vote sensibly but now from the eight candidates standing for my vote three are the far right.
So I'm met with a political dilema do I hope that the rest of Erewash sent Kilroy, the BNP and UKIP packing back to where they came from, or do I have to vote tactically to try and stop any of the muppets representing me?
And then if the area has all three of the far right standing does that mean that I'm in the political minority anyway and that they would be representing the majority (please god NO).
So really I think that what I'm saying is that I'd like an educated Erewash to vote with it's heart not for Kilroy, BNP or UKIP even if their vote is for the Millitant Elvis.