Time was when I could never have voted anything but Labour. It was the only party that reflected my political passions - fairness, equality of opportunity, justice, tolerance, enlightenment and a truly liberal mindset. I joined the Party, went on the campaign trail, became active in my trade union and moved in political circles. Then the Blairites took over and Labour became all about PFI money and getting into bed with the City and the corporate world. I cancelled my membership and joined the Green Party, largely because its manifesto reminded me of the left of centre stance that Labour had long since abandoned. I could, perhaps, have rejoined the fold had Corbyn been allowed to flourish, but his fence-sitting on the EU would have been a block to that for me. Now I know I will never go back. The Party has lost me forever and I am not the only one.