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UK voters' panel: Leigh Webber

MEET THE PANEL
Leigh Webber
Name: Leigh Webber
Age: 22
Lives: Leeds
Works: Student
Last general election voted: Labour
Original voting intention: Conservative
In 10 words or less:
"Community-minded final year politics student at Leeds Uni"

I'm not a Tory at heart.

I almost voted for them at the last election because Tony Blair handled Iraq so badly, but I've been taught a valuable lesson in British politics - vote for the man you dislike the least.

I decided not to vote for the Conservatives because, although I quite liked Michael Howard and could relate to him, I didn't want him running the country.

He just wasn't as suave as Tony Blair. But I did like him, and if it was between him and Gordon Brown, he might have got my vote.

However, the two Davids appeal to me even less.

I wouldn't vote for either of them because, in all honesty, I just don't like them.

Cameron is the centrist, and is the person who stands the best chance of getting my vote.

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The problem is, you can imagine him getting all his friends together to vote him as chairman of the local Young Conservatives group at Eton. To most folk, that's a world away.

I just can't relate to him and don't feel he could relate to me. I want someone running the country who thinks like me.

Then we have Davis. He's a good old fashion "righty" - firm, tough, anti-Europe. I couldn't disagree more with his policies.

So there you have it: I don't like Cameron and I completely disagree with Davis.

I won't be voting for either in any future election. If this represents modern Conservatism, it's hard not to be cynical.





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