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General Election 2017

Conservatives
7
13%
Labour
28
52%
Liberal Democrats
10
19%
UKIP
1
2%
SNP
3
6%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Green Party
0
No votes
BNP
0
No votes
English Democrats
1
2%
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Féin
1
2%
Ulster Unionist Party
0
No votes
Respect Party
0
No votes
Monster Raving Loony Party
0
No votes
The Pirate Party UK
1
2%
Independent
0
No votes
Conservatory Party
0
No votes
Other
1
2%
No One
1
2%
 
Total votes: 54

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Post by RichardUK » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:11 pm

With a general election coming in May who will you be voting for and why ?

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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Aren142 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:41 pm

Politics and SONM. This can only end well.

I am actually really excited for the general election. Not sure why. Democracy is fun. Even though the vast majority of people are wrong when they attempt it. Going to be my first GE, was a year off voting last time but I've voted in everything since. My mind is 99% made up on voting for Labour, mainly because there aren't SNP candidates in England. I'm not Scottish. Just very disillusioned with the party. I think Ed Balls should be leader. A lot of policies seem to be counters to other parties opposed to sticking to socialist principles. Etc. Not voting Greens, they're dumb. All their policies are just promising nice things with no explanation of how. And the leader (or other prominent member) got arrested for an anti-fracking protest. Anti-fracking protesters are the dumbest people. So yeah, just going lesser of evils.
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Crisps » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:44 pm

if you vote plaid you're genuinely nuts
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Post by Kriken » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:31 pm

Only going to be voting for a party that actually has a chance of winning the election or forming a government, in order to maximise the chances of keeping the other out. And I'm choosing Labour because out of the two they seem to be the least stupid and more closely aligned to my philosophy than the other. Living in a very strong Labour seat anyway, but I should at least pretend my vote matters.
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by KingoftheSocks » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:37 pm

I'm a bit sad that my birthday is 8th May, missing out by a day, and I was born quite early as well so I might be the the eldest person unable to vote (barring those unable to vote)
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by D.J » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:41 pm

I will be voting Labour, not least because when they were last in government, i could actually get a GP's appointment when i needed one.
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Aren142 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:50 pm

liberal wrote:Living in a very strong Labour seat anyway, but I should at least pretend my vote matters.
yay for living in a crucial marginal seat with a mere 300 majority last time out. My vote actually means something!
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Post by K2. » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:39 pm

Aren142 wrote:
liberal wrote:Living in a very strong Labour seat anyway, but I should at least pretend my vote matters.
yay for living in a crucial marginal seat with a mere 300 majority last time out. My vote actually means something!
Boris is standing where I live so doubt my vote will mean much at all
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by LFF » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:41 pm

I'll most likely vote SNP.
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Post by Kaeetayel » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:48 pm

Either Labour or Lib Dems. Probably Labour as that's who I believe is more likely to have the seat here.

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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Fabong » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:57 pm

Crisps wrote:if you vote plaid you're genuinely nuts
crisps knows it, my limited experience with them has been ridiculous
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by RichardUK » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:43 pm

ill be voting Conservative lets keep the recovery on track after the mess Labour made of it last time
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Meowmix » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:12 pm

SNP.

Because the Tories are digusting, Labour is falling apart, Lib Dems are pointless and the Greens are a bit too silly.

Vote yes.

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Post by LostNoob » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:26 pm

Not really much choice too be honest.
Probably Green because they're the only party standing in my area that aren't vile knickerbocker glory like the Tories and UKIP.

If I could, I would probably vote Labour or Lib Dem though, as eton mess as they both are, they are still miles better than the Tory scum we have now.
Well, I say miles, maybe just a few inches better than the Tories, still lightyears better than UKIP though.

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Re: General Election 2015

Post by barrybarryk » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:36 pm

No idea, probably either Alliance or no one.

The major matter of the EU referendum is essentially not up for debate with the major parties all supporting it, with my major problem being, despite Northern Ireland being where it'll impact life the most, having such a small percentage of the UK population means we'll effectively have no say in it.
I'd consider voting for another party only they've all decided to campaign on the insane stance that they have no policies and the only thing that matters is if you're pro-union or a nationalist, since that's obviously the only issue (despite MPs having absolutely no say in that argument whatsoever).

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Re: General Election 2015

Post by D.J » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:56 pm

RichardUK wrote:ill be voting Conservative lets keep the recovery on track after the mess Labour made of it last time
What mess was that exactly? From what i recall, the global financial crisis was triggered by the banks, not individual governments.
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Scapegoat » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:58 pm

Not the Tories because they pay me below minimum wage to deliver their propaganda.
Not Labour because they gooseberry fool the country up last time they were in power and they're bellends.
Not Lib Dems because they suck.
Not UKIP because they're too shady.

Probably Greens or nothing because they don't seem like twats and I've actually heard of them unlike everything else on the list.
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by lol95 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:52 pm

D.J wrote:
RichardUK wrote:ill be voting Conservative lets keep the recovery on track after the mess Labour made of it last time
What mess was that exactly? From what i recall, the global financial crisis was triggered by the banks, not individual governments.
This. Labour did a fair few things wrong but the crash wasn't their fault in the slightest.

I don't like how voting works in this country, it makes some people's votes almost worthless. I know that in my area my vote won't make a difference in the slightest unless I back a Tory or a Lib Dem candidate. I'd like to see the Tories ousted from power personally, the big names in government these past five years have been some of the worst cabinet ministers I think I've ever seen; Gove, Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt to name a few. Hunt still having a key role after some of the things he's done beggars belief.
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Post by jimbob555 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:07 pm

no idea and its all very scary because of it, ill be voting either way though. living in a very disillusioned generation... much like many i missed the last general election by a month. all of them seem pretty evil so i guess i have to work out the least evil one.
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Post by pokemaniac212 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:54 pm

Obviously voting conservative, don't trust Labour with the economy after the huge amount of debt they racked up last time, and I'm pretty sure increasing the debt for longer than necessary isn't a good idea. Also, the fact that the greens are leading the poll terrifies me, every single one of their policies that I've seen is either insane or impractical, if not both.
LostNoob wrote:Not really much choice too be honest.
Probably Green because they're the only party standing in my area that aren't vile knickerbocker glory like the Tories and UKIP.

If I could, I would probably vote Labour or Lib Dem though, as eton mess as they both are, they are still miles better than the Tory scum we have now.
Well, I say miles, maybe just a few inches better than the Tories, still lightyears better than UKIP though.
I don't know where you live, but given I'm fairly sure both Labour and the Lib Dems stand in every seat in the country I'd be surprised if there wasn't a candidate for either.
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Post by imbusydoctorwho » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:37 pm

First time voter here and tbh I haven't got a clue who to vote for. Might just vote for Labour, but I'm looking forward to this debate coming this thursday.
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Post by Kriken » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:42 pm

pokemaniac212 wrote:I don't know where you live, but given I'm fairly sure both Labour and the Lib Dems stand in every seat in the country I'd be surprised if there wasn't a candidate for either.
In the last general election, out of the 650 seats contested, both Labour and Lib Dems fielded 631 candidates.

So there are some seats they don't contest. Off the top of my head, I can think of the Speaker's seat.

Edit: Said Conservatives instead of Lib Dems for some reason. No, that wasn't a joke.
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Wrathy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:43 pm

Liberal Democrats are the one
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Re: General Election 2015

Post by Sabrofra » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:06 pm

C'moooon Green.

Labour because £3000 off tuition fees yes please.

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