Pubdate: Mon, 21 Jun 2004
Source: Evening News (UK)
Copyright: 2004 Archant Regional
Author: Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance,


So Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne was perplexed as to why "anyone would vote
for the Legalise Cannabis Alliance and the Conservative Party at the
same time", in last week's local elections in Norwich.

Simple: some Tory voters see the common sense in our policies just as do
some Labour, Lib Dems and Greens, whatever the official party lines may be -
and which is often confusing.

True the LCA did not get nearly enough votes to get elected anywhere,
but the reaction on the doorstep and support on the street during our
limited campaigning opportunities showed that beyond doubt that
support for legalisation is overwhelming in Norwich.

Less than half the Norwich population voted at all, and of those it
appeared at the count some 10 to 15 per cent decided to split their
votes amongst candidates of various parties.  Sixty percent of voters
did not even turn out. No councillor was elected by more than half the

That must show the level of dissatisfaction with all the major parties
and maybe the system itself.

So maybe those split votes were not as "frankly bizarre" as Andrew

Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance

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