I was asked this during run up to the local elections and I believe that these are far more important than General Elections.
The people that you vote in locally will have affect over all aspects of your daily life.
How our councils are run, local services, social care, housing, roads, the list is endless and yet we get little coverage in the media.
They seem obsessed with parliament and MPs who are merely 1 in 650 distant voices more concerned with wallpaper and signalling their virtues than what would benefit the population of the UK.
The local election votes in councillors with 100 votes to decide on our future, it votes in Mayor's who have huge budgets and the power to spend it almost on whatever they want.
Finally it votes in a Police and Crime Commissioner who has oversight on the entire Merseyside Police services and its budget.
So I think that you'll agree that local elections may just be important after all.