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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 20:56 GMT 21:56 UK
UK voters' panel: Philippa Bartlett

MEET THE PANEL
Philippa Bartlett
Name: Philippa Bartlett
Age: 30
Lives: Rothwell, Northants
Works: Helpdesk manager for software company
Current voting intention: Liberal Democrat
In 10 words or less:
"Laid back Liberal, passionate about life, hates ignorance and prejudice"

I have already sent my postal vote in this election and despite living in a Labour/Conservative marginal constituency, I voted Liberal Democrat.

I based my vote on what the parties and party leaders have done over the last term and whose policies I agreed with, rather than keep one of the other two out of power.

That's all anyone can do.

This election campaign has failed to excite me.

However, it's not surprising when a lot of the campaigning has been based on a mentality that says: "Vote for us as we're not as bad as them", rather than "vote for us as we have some great ideas on how to take the country forward".

VOTERS' PANEL: FINAL DECISION
As a Lib Dem, I'm happy with my party's campaign.

I think they've acquitted themselves well, and as the only real alternative to Labour and the Conservatives, I hope to see gains against both of them.





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