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ANALYSIS CHANGE YOUR FUTURE BY VOTING.

Byline: HARRY LESLIE SMITH

THERE is a good chance that this General Election will be my last because I am 94 years old.

It's why I am treating this General Election like I did ECHOES Harry fears future my first in 1945 - as an event that can change our destinies.

In that election, held while the embers of World War II still smoldered, I was 22.

I knew when I marked my ballot on that hot July day 72 years ago, I was voting for a Britain for the many, not the few.

I voted for fair wages, education, housing, and the right to public healthcare with the creation of the NHS, all of which was promised in the Labour manifesto.

Not voting isn't a political statement, it's political surrender.

Don't let someone else decide your fate.

It is up to you to register to vote by May 22 and then to make your mark on June 8. I am in the winter of my days. So, I can say with all honesty the times we live in now are as dangerous as those I knew in the 1930s and 40s.

No one today can afford to be indifferent to democracy because tyranny comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 20, 2017
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