If you haven't voted Conservative for a long time (or ever) then please take the time to watch this short video from David Cameron. I'm a new Conservative, never having voted anything but Labour during my adult life. I was brought up on a Barnsley council estate during the 70s and 80s - a time and a place when people would vote for a donkey if it wore a red rosette.
So why have I now joined the Conservative Party and why do I spend my time and energy fighting to get rid of our Labour government? The answer is quite simple, back in 1997, New Labour came in with some great ideas, they have thrown money in all the right places, BUT they have totally and utterly failed to manage how that money has been spent. And that's it - they've spent billions, got us into massive debt (even before the crunch) and I, like many others, believe the country is a worse place to live than it was before they started. That's what happens when you give money and power to people with good ideas, but no experience in the world outside of politics.
But it's not just how they have wasted our money, they have done far worse. They have been responsible for the social and moral decline we have all seen since they came to power. When accused of this, a Labour minister, quick as a flash, pops up on our TV screens to spew out tractor production figures that none of us believe. We don't need dodgy figures. We can all sense and see how far the standards in this country have dropped.
Anyway, please watch the video and keep an open mind: