Today’s the day! We can but hope that the best candidates are chosen – and for the right reasons. It appears that members of the electorate are eager to do their best as well. It is undoubtedly one of the most important elections for some time. Candidates of calibre would give us a headstart in the coming years. However, we mustn’t despair if weaker candidates are elected. If some MHKs can be a pushover for senior government employees then it stands to reason that they will also bow to public opinion.
Successful campaigns have always been based on making voices heard. A vociferous minority can achieve amazing things. It has been done in the past. Even if many are not yet awake we can, and must, ensure that our voices are heard – repeatedly and constantly. It is our duty to safeguard our island from those who seek to sell us out. Vigilant scrutiny and incessant action is essential to keep members in line.
Use your vote wisely while bearing in mind that we have the power for the next five years. We must make use of it.