(Original post by moggis)
It's pointless voting even if you are in a marginal since the chances of it being won by a single vote are huge and even if it was there'd be a recount and there'd bound to be a few other votes 'found'.
And anyway that one seat probably wouldn't decide the election.
Frankly I'm amazed anyone ever bothers.
I know, FPTP makes it pointless for large swathes of the country.
I only do on principle as I see it as my license to complain.
From the Conservatives 2010 manifesto: "We will work to build a consensus for a mainly-elected second chamber" which would have replaced the Lords if Parliament had passed the proposals during the Coalition government of 2010.
Since I do not trust any party to protect the Lords, I have to make my decisions based on other factors. If a party explicitly promised to protect the Lords, or even to restore them to their former glory, then I would probably vote for them.