I am 25 years old and although I voted Conservative in the previous general election, I am now just as keen as anybody to ensure that a proper alternative - one that believes in and cares for this country and all its people and their interests - is voted into office next year.
Two years ago I would have happily voted Labour in a general election purely to get the Conservatives out. Now I know less about what Labour stands for than ever. I'm not surprised that Clare Short is disillusioned - that Tony Blair saw someone as tenacious and honest as her as a liability speaks for itself.
As long as they're not the Conservatives I don't particularly care who wins the next election, be they Liberal Democrats, Greens or Monster Raving Loonies. I might even consider adding Labour to that list if they would only give me something to believe in.