Why I am voting Labour this election. I suppose the easy answer is to say that I have voted Labour for nearly 50 years and see no reason to change. That is not to say that the party has not tested my loyalty over the years, but I recognise that no party will ever be a perfect match. I remember the advice that an old friend gave me vote progressive not reactionary. The world my children have inherited is a colder, nastier world than I inherited from my parents who lived throughout the Second World War. This has to change and Labour had put forward a plan in its manifesto to do this. Not all of it and there will still be more to be done but the direction is clear.