So, having been one of the voters who picks which party to vote for based on who they like the most out of their leaders, and general media representation of them, I have previously voted for the Liberal Democrats, so I figured that their website was a good place to start.
I have no idea what Lib Dem policies are. All I know is that they aren't Conservative or Labour, and I know that the media have told me that they haven't done a very good job, so irresponsibly, I figure let the Liberal Democrats have a go.
Wanting to know more about Lib Dem policies, I went to their website and tried to read their policy on policing and crime management.
The link returned me to the front page of the news section.
All that was available on the website, I've quoted in my e-mail to the Lib Dems below.
I wonder if I'll get a reply. I genuinely hope so.
I am merely a generic citizen who knows not very much about politics and for some strange reason this evening found myself desiring to know what the Liberal Democrats think.
The brief summary of your policy on policing, 'The Liberal Democrats don’t rely on tough talk and gimmicks like the other parties: we focus on solutions that really work to cut crime.' doesn't actually tell me what you (the party) actually think about how policing and crime can be dealt with from a governmental level.
I admit, I haven't taken my vote seriously before - but I'm starting to. I've previously voted for the Liberal Democrats but now I'm starting to wonder why.
I also found that when I wanted to download the pdf file that detailed your policy, the link returned me to the front news page of your website.
Where does a generic citizen, who has no knowledge or understanding of politics find out the information that determines how I cast my vote?