With only four days to go until the count I've been thinking about the last election in January 2008- nearly 3 years ago....!!
Approximately 9000 ballot papers were issued and only 768 members voted for a National Chairman.
The party hired the ERS to conduct the election at a cost of around £15,000 which is why they have opted to do it in-house for this election.
How many ballots do you think have been issued this election and how many will return?
I do not believe in abolishing one member, one vote and have campaigned against it in the past BUT with such a lack of interest in past elections this gives strength to the people on the opposing side.
We must all ensure that we vote in these elections as one member, one vote will be kept.