I've just done a political 'what party to support' survey and I'm horrified!

(169 Posts)
Umlauf Fri 01-Mar-13 10:14:37

I've only voted in 2 elections, Labour when I was 18 and Lib Dem at the last one, although I was heavily leaning towards Tory but was taken in by the Lib Dem student friendly lies!

The survey has come out as 80% UKIP. This is the last thing I would ever have expected being a Euro fanatic and relying on the EU for h2bs employment and living abroad! The other 20% was LibDem for my views on education. I though I could spot the UKIP policies a mile off but clearly I was very wrong...

So who do I bloody vote for?!

The survey was this one voteforpolicies.org.uk/ anyone else care to share results vs expectations?

Additional information: I have never been politically minded and its only now whilst I'm starting a new family that I've begun to take an interest and learn more about politics, so I am, I suppose, quite naive in the area. From a very Tory town on London commuter belt and family half strong Tory supporters with a little bit of labour thrown into the mix.

Flobbadobs Fri 01-Mar-13 10:21:14

50% Labour!!
That was unexpected...

OddBoots Fri 01-Mar-13 10:37:33

40% Green, 40 UKIP, 20% Lib Dem. Hmm.

SarkyPants Fri 01-Mar-13 10:39:01

Even split: labour, libdem, green

Thought all the welfare policies were shit tbh.

Minkypinky Fri 01-Mar-13 10:58:25

60% green, 30% labour, 10% lib dem. Not too surprising, I thought it was an interesting test.

78% green
11% lib dem
11% tory! shock

Pilfette Fri 01-Mar-13 11:01:15

33.33% Lib Dem, 33.33% Labour, 33.33% Green. Quite surprised.

ModreB Fri 01-Mar-13 11:02:19

75% Labour, 25% Lib Dem. Not suprised.

33% Green (Crime, health, democracy)
33% Labour (Education, Immigration, Europe)
22% LibDem (Environment, Economy)
11% UKIP (Welfare)

Of course, it didn't actually give me the choice of voting SNP grin

Umlauf Fri 01-Mar-13 11:08:58

Gah why did I come out so UKIP?! I only chose 5 categories, is it cheating if I do it again with all 9?! I can't vote UKIP anyway as I disagree with their EU stance enough for it to be a deal breaker.. Don't trust LibDem after last time... Labour?

It does show how much personality comes into it. My constituency has never not been Tory but it shows Tory as 4th choice after green, LibDem and labour for the constituency based on this anonymous vote.

LifeSavedbyLego Fri 01-Mar-13 11:10:28

40% Tory
20% green/labour/ lib dem

About right

50 labour
25 green
25 ukip.

tinkletinklestar Fri 01-Mar-13 11:14:14

I am really shocked..

50% labour
25% ukip
25% bnp... shock

Im obviously a hidden racist!

Galena Fri 01-Mar-13 11:20:41

50% lib dem
25% UKIP
25% labour

Only chose 4 areas though as I'm pushed for time.

SarkyPants Fri 01-Mar-13 11:21:57

tinkle you will have to leave MN immediately smile

Galena Fri 01-Mar-13 11:22:04

To be fair, once I pushed the 'show more policies' button there were some extra bits on ones I nearly selected which were not at all my opinions, including some very racist-y ones. You do need to make sure you check all the policy bits.

The thing is, it doesn't put any weighting on the questions. So, I picked out the UKIP Welfare section (though I didn't actually read the longer version, which might have changed it), but, even if I agreed with them on three or four sections, there are things about them that are a total and utter deal-breaker for me.

I guess it proves that even people I massively disagree with on something very important might still have the occasional good idea on other areas, where we probably don't disagree. But the overall UKIP policies - the ones that make them most "distinctive" as a party - are the ones about immigration and Europe. And those are the ones that mean, even if they have some good ideas here and there, those are minor in comparison with the areas where I disagree with them.

You could pick UKIP on everything except immigration and Europe, and not be someone who would ever consider voting for UKIP.

OptimisticPessimist Fri 01-Mar-13 11:26:21

71% Green
29% Lib Dem

I did 7 categories, I missed out health and education because they're devolved (should've missed out crime too but I forgot grin)

schilke Fri 01-Mar-13 11:26:52

50% green
25% lib dem
25% conservative

I have never voted green, always vote lib dem.

UseHerName Fri 01-Mar-13 11:27:40

I got an equal 25% for each! What does that mean!? How would I describe that political opinion?

Pilfette Fri 01-Mar-13 11:27:43

I did all categories and selected the show more policies every time as there were some quite shock gotchas in them.

UseHerName Fri 01-Mar-13 11:30:27

ah...Pilfette - I selected four categories and did not select 'show more policies' - obviously this has a bearing on results.

might do it again, seeing as i've nothing better to do grin

PootlePosyPerkin Fri 01-Mar-13 11:39:37

25% BNP shock
25% Labour
25% Green
25% UKIP

Quite surprised as I voted Lib Dem last time!

winemakesmeclever Fri 01-Mar-13 11:45:01

60% labour (am ok with that) 20% lib dem (ok...) 20% BNP??????????? Am now going into the garden to thrash myself with twigs shock

UseHerName Fri 01-Mar-13 11:46:38

Pootle mine was similar

25 UKIP shock
25 Conservatives
25 Labour
25 Green

I've never voted as I think it's all corrupt - and I'm the least environmentally friendly person ever

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