Letter: Mystery candidates
Tuesday 08 June 1999
But all the information we get about any of them is their names; from which we can hazard a guess at their sex. The only one I have ever heard of is Arthur Scargill. We know not their ages, their qualifications, if any, their views on Europe, the health service or education. There is a wide divergence of opinion within both major parties on all these issues. I may well vote for a candidate who represents my party but is strongly opposed to my own views.
Might there not be some modest financial saving if we gave each party a coloured ball with a number on it, and made this election in law what it is in fact - a lottery.
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