The Guardian newspaper has urged voters to “turn to Labour” on May 7th and vote for Ed Miliband.
The paper, traditionally representing left-wing views, supported the Liberal Democrats at the 2010 General Election, but said in an editorial today that Miliband is the best choice for voters.
Labour “could go further and be bolder”, said the editorial, adding that a Labour government could “make a very big difference”.
The paper had strong words of criticism for “weak prime minister” David Cameron.
They said: “He has been content to lead the Tories back towards their nastiest and most Thatcherite comfort zones.
“All this is particularly disappointing after the promise of change that Mr Cameron once embodied.”
Alongside their support for the Labour Party, The Guardian found room to endorse the prospect of more varied left-wing voices in Parliament, suggesting that Lib Dem and Green MPs could benefit the country.
In terms of the SNP, the editorial acknowledged the “revolution” underway north of the border but reasserted its preference for the union.
Concluding the editorial, The Guardian claimed that they have “never been a cheerleader for Labour” and continue not to be so.
They do, however, suggest that an Ed Miliband victory would be best for the UK on May 7th.
Newspapers should not endorse parties. Most voters don’t like to be dictated what to think and how to vote. The electoral system only allows representation based on winning a majority of the constituency vote.
Parties do not own MPs- if there is a division in Parliament every vote counts.
If your local MP is competent and hard working, there is a strong case to return a good local MP rather than follow the personal preference of media executives.
Competence and integrity are more important than glossy leaflets and waffle.