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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 April 2005, 10:57 GMT 11:57 UK
Wales voters' panel: Hannah James on week 1

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Hannah James
Name: Hannah James
Age: 26
Lives: Cardiff
Works: Marketing executive
Original voting intention: Labour
In 10 words or less: Independent young woman
It has been a busy week this week, with little time to read or watch the news.

This has left me wondering how the parties will be able to communicate with voters like me.

The risk is you become influenced by soundbite politics and billboard advertising.

I have picked up that Labour are playing on Gordon Brown's success in managing the economy, and the fact that a vote for Blair will be a vote for Brown.

I don't like campaigning solely based on opposition policies, it should be about positive presentation of issues and policies.

I think that with the Pope's funeral and Prince Charles' wedding the campaign has taken a bit of a back seat on the news front, so no chance of wear-out yet, but I'm sure that when things step up a gear we'll be bombarded.

For me, the big worry for the Conservatives is that many people struggle to remember Howard's name, let alone his personality or what he stands for.

At the moment I haven't seen any campaigning on the local level and this election runs the risk of becoming a presidential style campaign of Blair/Brown v. Howard.





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