I have now had a chance to vote in 4 general elections (2001, 2005, 2010 and now in 2014).
My constituency is a labour safeseat where my vote mostly likely will not matter.
Yet (as far as I can recall) this is the first time I am voting in a General election.
One of the reasons is that watching the polling, it seems that the conservative campaign based on fears and hate is starting to vote with the Conservatives carrying a slight lead over labour which may increase and give us 5 more years of a government that will marginalise and alienate people like me.
I have voted Labour - something I could not bring myself to do earlier, mainly because of their betrayals including the Iraq War.