elections My First Post-Expenses Scandal Vote Adam Tinworth Adam has been a blogger for over 15 years, and a journalist for more than 20. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better online journalism. More posts by Adam Tinworth. Adam Tinworth 4 Jun 2009 • 1 min read Just been to exercise my democratic rights. 12 different parties and four independents on the ballot paper, which was the longest I’ve ever seen. And a pencil to vote with rather than a pen. Hmmm.