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

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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.

Terranova Wed 06-Mar-13 10:26:46

44.44% UKIP not at all SUPRISED, 22.22 Conservative, 11.11% for Green, lib & lab.

We don't have A UKIP candidate, (well never have in the past, it's such a safe seat for labour, I think the current MP can stay in bed all day and pass on the duty to the family dog)

locally I have always voted lib dem to avoid voting labour, nationally I've always thought myself as Conservative, but my husband has told me I was more UKIP!

LineRunner Mon 04-Mar-13 20:15:33

75% Green
25% Labour

I have voted for both in the past, so a fair cop I guess.

mrscog Mon 04-Mar-13 20:06:18

50-50 Lib Dem - Tory, which is interesting as my political 'wish' is that the more liberal tories and the more right wing Lib Dems could join together to make a sensible, non poor disadvantaging centre right party!

carameldecaflatte Sun 03-Mar-13 14:01:40

50-50 Labour-Green quite pleased, or relieved.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 03-Mar-13 11:14:31

42% for the Labour party.

Then equal for Green, Lib Dem, Tory and UKIP.

Nothing for BNP thankfully.

DesiderataHollow Sun 03-Mar-13 11:01:08

I've lost the link now, but I did it yeasterday and came up with a large majority of UK and an equal spattering of Labour and Lib/Dem.

OH who is a traditional Tory Voter and far to the right of me, came out with an equal UKIP proportion and some Tory. We were both stumped by the welfare policies and chose the "least bad"

We argue for hours about politics so are not as close as the results would suggest, but this is a fascinating tool to make you rethink your entrenched position.

Our constituency is hardcore Labour and more first generation immigrant than not, but the 144 individuals who had done this produced a slight labour majority with everybody else except the greens being pretty much equally split. Very interesting.

MiniTheMinx Sun 03-Mar-13 10:18:35

ravenAK grin

ravenAK Sat 02-Mar-13 23:40:19

Doesn't matter, really, HillBilly. So long as you & people like you are splitting the Tory vote, it's all good! Pick either. smile.

HillBilly76 Sat 02-Mar-13 23:00:37

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AmberLeaf Sat 02-Mar-13 22:59:03

You shouldn't be surprised really Hillbilly.

There really isn't much difference between UKIP and BNP.

HillBilly76 Sat 02-Mar-13 22:45:12

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LittleTyga Sat 02-Mar-13 22:29:33

Green Party 100% were my results. I'm not suprised in the least.

Same as me - really interesting as I was seriously thinking about voting Green in the next elections - This has made up my mind

I'm a Green grin

Engelsemama Sat 02-Mar-13 13:24:58

56% labour 33% Green 11% Conservatives

last time I voted lib dem (for the first time) and before that Labour.

flatpackhamster Sat 02-Mar-13 12:58:48

I think it's a revealing survey. It reveals to me that the left/right concept is hopelessly outdated. Parties have individual policies which appeal to voters. That so many people have chosen UKIP policies in some areas shows that many of UKIP's policies appeal to a broad demographic. That doesn't necessarily mean they would choose to vote for UKIP. Many people who like the idea of EU membership would not vote for UKIP. But it does show that the idea that UKIP is "right wing" and therefore its policies must be X, Y and Z is wrong.

What's equally revealing is the prejudice of posters here, who see the world in such primitive black and white terms. In their heads they're "good" and UKIP is "bad". Perhaps a more thorough consideration of some people's political position is in order, rather than a reflexive decision to choose one party because you think that party is "good" and therefore that makes you a "good" person.

FWIW, I ended up with all UKIP except Health and NHS (Lib Dem) and Environment (BNP).

We do have a Green councillor here in Bristol though smile

60% Lib Dem
20% Labour
20% Green

MerryCouthyMows Sat 02-Mar-13 01:01:57

I only selected 4 categories, mind you. Did read all the additional policies.

MerryCouthyMows Sat 02-Mar-13 00:59:56

75% Labour, 25% Lib Dem.

Not surprising. Frothing lefty!

MerryCouthyMows Sat 02-Mar-13 00:58:36

75% Labour, 25% Lib Dem.

As a raging lefty, hardly surprising...

ouryve Sat 02-Mar-13 00:46:59

Interestingly, I live in one of the most labour constituencies in the country. Most labour MPs in this area are labour left and have huge majorities - my constituency is TB's old seat. BUT, the constituency results we fairly evenly spread, with no party registering much more than about 20% of opinion in the poll.

Allinadaze Fri 01-Mar-13 23:24:17

"We need the Mumsnet Party - as with a mix of the cherry picked best policies we could really sort this shit out."

I think Portofino is onto something grin

44.44% Lib Dem
22.22% Tory bugger me
22.22% Green
11.11% Labour

Long time Labour voter who frustratedly voted Lib Dem last time (although pointlessly as am in Labour stronghold)

Crime – Green Party
Democracy – Conservatives
Economy – Lib Dems
Education – Lib Dems
Environment – Green Party
Europe – Lib Dems
Health / NHS – Conservatives
Immigration – Lib Dems
Welfare – Labour

I'm not that shocked that I picked Tory policies tbh. They've often said things that I've agreed with. The problem is that I don't trust them not to implement things in such a way that screws the masses over the top 5% (apologies for double negative!) Actions speak louder than words...

Teahouse Fri 01-Mar-13 22:31:52

50% Tory
25% Lib Dems
25% Green

Strangely I am a labour voter but struggled to just pick 4 topics. Live in a strong Tory seat but totally disagree with most of their policies...although they didn't stick to them anyway.

skratta Fri 01-Mar-13 22:22:42

Green Party (75%) and Labour 20% with Lib Dem 5%!

MiniTheMinx - I thought the Greens were popular in Brighton too

Um, yes, that's where I meant. blush

Much to my shame, I always get those two mixed up.

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