Over at the University of Lincoln’s Expert Comment Blog, Hugh Bochel, professor of public policy, is reminding people that we don’t directly elect the Prime Minister, unlike in presidential elections:
Only a very small proportion of the electorate, perhaps around 30,000, will actually cast a vote for the person who is Prime Minister. The rest of us may be voting on the basis of what we think of a party leader, the parties’ policies, or sometimes individual candidates. That in turn may influence who becomes Prime Minister, but we are not voting for that person.
Perhaps people are getting too caught up in the media frenzy around the leaders of each party, rather than concentrating on which local candidate most suits their needs.
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