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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 15:08 GMT 16:08 UK
UK voters' panel: Paul Holdsworth

Paul Holdsworth
Name: Paul Holdsworth
Age: 19
Lives: Aberystwyth, Wales
Works: Student
Current voting intention: Undecided
In 10 words or less:
"Politics student with appalling fashion sense"

All in all it's been a pretty dull election campaign.

As it comes to election day, however, I have to stop sitting on the fence and make a real decision.

In the past week, on local issues alone, Plaid Cymru has convinced me to deposit a little "x" in their box this Thursday.

I don't agree with all of what Plaid stands for but politics is all about compromise.

It also helps that the standing MP, Simon Thomas, seems to have his head screwed on.

Mr Howard's pandering to the core Tory vote never had a hope of winning me over.

He has conducted his campaign using "values" which do not exist in mainstream society today.

"Out of touch" and "potentially dangerous" are two phrases which spring to mind when describing the 2005 Conservative campaign.

I started out early in the campaign actually listening to what the leaders said. This, I quickly realised was a big mistake.

The "war on terror" was taken on a completely unnecessary tangent with the invasion of Iraq. I will not reward Labour for that on election day.

I just have to survive on the hope that the inevitable next Labour term will result in a better society and safer world.

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