An open letter…to all the people who voted Tory


This post encapsulates many of my thoughts on the general election. I really struggle to understand why people have voted as they did.

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I woke up this morning to the news that the Conservatives had an overall majority, and I’m not going to lie, I shed some tears.I had an idea that this might happen when I saw the exit polls last night, but as I went to sleep I clung on to the hope that maybe they were wrong.

I’ve been through a whole range of emotions already today. Disbelief, anger, sadness, frustration, but most of all I felt fear. Fear at what the next five years holds for not just me, but us as country.

I can sort understand why the very rich and privileged vote Tory, even if I don’t agree with it. Their support of low taxes and nom-dom status makes it a no brainer, but those people make up a fraction of the electorate. The rest is made up of normal people; nurses, farmers, taxi drivers, single parents…

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2 responses to “An open letter…to all the people who voted Tory

  1. Hi there, I just wanted to say a big thank you for reblogging this, commenting on the original, and defending what I wrote in the comments to other people. It really meant a lot 🙂

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    • I was glad to repost it, I know through my work in child and adolescent mental health services something of what the cuts will mean and am likely to see how it affects my elderly in-laws soon. Well done for being brave enough to post it in the first place and for allowing the negative comments to stand and allow others to comment on them.

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