It's general election day in the United Kingdom. Once I've got myself up and sorted out I'll head on over to the bowling club on the nearby green that serves as our local polling station and put my tick in a box. I used to have a postal vote but didn't renew it when I moved to Brixham. There's a sense of occasion about showing up in person. It reminds me of the privilege I have in being able to vote. Many have gone before me who didn't have that right.
This is the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in her prison uniform. She's here to call attention to the fact that many have been imprisoned and been killed fighting for political equality. The struggle goes on for many. So, as a mark of respect to all of these people please use your vote. It's no secret that my own leanings are definitely at the pinko end of the spectrum. Maybe I should be urging the true blue among you to stay at home to give old Jezzer a better chance. But it's not so. As a 'female pleb' who's had no political voice in the past I urge you. please go. We need everyone to have a say in order to preserve democracy. A balance of voices is healthy!