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MY VOTING TIP

If asked to give you one tip when it comes to voting, my answer might surprise you!

I imagine that a lot of people would expect me to say "Vote for me" or for other Liberal Democrat candidates.

In fact, my one big tip about voting isn't at all about who to vote for, but ensuring that you get the chance to vote at all.

I have lost count of the number of times people have contacted me and told me that they cannot vote, or will have no chance to do so. There are scores reasons why people miss out… and it is often so preventable.

The tip is… to register as a postal voter.

If you do this, it won't matter if you are away on holiday, too busy working, forget that it is election day, fall ill or at home isolating from other because of another virus outbreak.

With postal voting, you get a voting ballot through the post, so it's hard to forget. All the evidence is that postal voters are far, far more likely to vote than people who plan to visit a polling station.

Maybe you aren't even registered to vote? Here is the link you need. Take a tip from me and register to vote as a postal voter.

www.gov.uk/register-to-vote,

Register to vote

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