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

I'm clearly a wishy washy do-gooder type. 85% green, the remainder labour.

I agree the welfare policies are all terrible.

HormonalHousewife Fri 01-Mar-13 11:52:31

25% BNP shock shock

I'll put this down to the fact that I am watching millionaire matchmaker so easily distracted !

Jibberoo Fri 01-Mar-13 11:54:18

i am so shocked i cant believe it. I got 40% BNP (holy shit) and 40% UKIP with 20% Lib Dems. If you knew who I was getting even 1% in BNP would be a shock.
Personally i blame it on the wooly writing of policy by the main parties. I definitely chose policies that were more concrete in their targets (even if they probably couldnt achieve them).
oh god look at me trying to justify my extreme views
think i'll slink off and hide now

Jibberoo Fri 01-Mar-13 11:55:24

btw i cant vote in UK elections (thank god given my scores!)

It's because both the bnp and ukip write their policies as if they were utterly reasonable and not at all racist/xenophobic. That said, I chose Green Party immigration policy and such like which is more 'yay, foreign people' than anything else.

HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Mar-13 11:58:05

I expect to be very very VERY left grin

Am off to do the survey now.

PootlePosyPerkin Fri 01-Mar-13 11:58:42

Well, I've just done it again including ALL categories & reading all of the expanded points.

Let's just say it came out worse shock.

HormonalHousewife Fri 01-Mar-13 11:58:45

Shock at you jibber <snigger>

and its quite ironic that the BNP would probably not let you in the UK as you are a ''forriner'' despite whole heartedly agreeing with their policies wink

MrsJohnDeere Fri 01-Mar-13 12:02:59


25% Conservatives
25% UKIP
25%BNP blush
25% Labour

Andcake Fri 01-Mar-13 12:03:30

Has this survey been updated since the last general election or is it using those manifestos. I'd love to be able to compare pre and post the coalition!

ShepherdsSpy Fri 01-Mar-13 12:09:54

I was 25 per cent Tory, Labour, Lib Dem and green!

HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Mar-13 12:11:41

wow. erm.

UKIP 33.33%
Labour 22.22%
Green Party 22.22%
Conservatives 11.11%
Lib Dems 11.11%

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

I did NOT expect that.

I feel a bit weird. Like I'm not who I thought I was! grin

NoisesOff Fri 01-Mar-13 12:11:52

71% Labour
14% Lib Dem
14% Green

I'm happy with that. I voted Lib Dem last time but have definitely defected to Labour since.

The UKIP and BNP policies stood out a mile.

I thought the ukip and bnp policies stood out a mile too.

Osmiornica Fri 01-Mar-13 12:15:23

Ooh, that was a suprise. I came out as mostly lib dem with green second and labour last. Lib dems are lying bastards and I'd never vote for them.

krazipan Fri 01-Mar-13 12:17:34

50% Labour
50% Green

I'm quite happy with this, I think it represents my views quite well!

LimburgseVlaai Fri 01-Mar-13 12:19:25

Given that I'm a forrinner, I am very very shocked that I achieved a smidgen of BNP.... OMG!! The rest equal split between LibDems and Greens, which is what I expected.

But that BNP thing is scary. Was for education.

CunfuddledAlways Fri 01-Mar-13 12:23:21

Lib Dems 33.33%
Labour 22.22%
BNP 22.22%
Green Party 11.11%
Conservatives 11.11%

chickensarmpit Fri 01-Mar-13 12:23:31

44- Ukip
33- Labour
11- green
11 Bnp!!! Wtf!!!

Jibberoo Fri 01-Mar-13 12:27:51

yes hormona i cant believe that too! i can understand UKIP a bit more as I definitly lean more to conservatives (and from what i've heard UKIP and torries swap voters a lot) but the BNP totally floored me.
Agree arbitrary its a matter of how the policies are written (needless to say I could spot the labour ones a mile off and they used 10 words for every 1 word needed!)

Dromedary Fri 01-Mar-13 12:27:52

Please please vote UKIP OP. Anything that waters down the Tory vote has to be good.

Umlauf Fri 01-Mar-13 12:34:13

No! If UKIP take us out of the EU both DH and I will lose our jobs, and DH especially would be right back at the bottom of his ladder! I thought I had spotted that policy a mile off when one said 'we love Europe but hate the EU.'

Labours Europe policy isn't all that bad...

MinkyWinky Fri 01-Mar-13 12:34:42

hmmm... this is why I hate party politics - no one party matches what I think should happen grin

25% Labour (health/NHS)
25% Conservatives (environment)
25% UKIP (economy)
25% Lib Dems (Crime)

AgnesAndTheOthers Fri 01-Mar-13 12:37:01

Have always voted Labour or Lib Dem but...

25 % Lib Dem
25 % Conservatives shock
25 % Labour
25 % Green

treetrunkthighs Fri 01-Mar-13 12:41:07

25% Green
25% Lib Dem
25% Labour
25% BNP shock

40% conservative (crime, environment)
20% Lib dem (education)
20% Labour (welfare)
20% UKIP (health NHS)

Good job I cant vote here.....

Dromedary Fri 01-Mar-13 12:43:59

Umlauf - I want to stay in the EU, but the Tories staying in power is unlikely to achieve that. It is imperative, both in respect of the EU and so much else, that the Tories are booted out, however that can be achieved. I'm certainly in favour of tactical voting - though where I live there is almost zero chance of the rich git Cameron look-alike-sound alike not getting back in.

youmaycallmeSSP Fri 01-Mar-13 12:44:24

22.22% Green (health/NHS and welfare)
22.22% Conservative (crime and Europe)
22.22% Labour (environment and economy)
22.22% UKIP (education and democracy)
11.11% Lib Dem (immigration)

Looks like I'll have anyone except the BNP grin

I think it's really interesting to see how many people are getting Green results, and yet so few people vote for them. It makes you wonder how much better they would do if people voted on policies rather than dismissing parties they deem as having no chance, or who vote for parties they have traditionally supported etc.

ravenAK Fri 01-Mar-13 12:50:34

I'm decidedly green.

So I'll carry on voting Labour...

75% Green
25% Conservative

Umlauf Fri 01-Mar-13 12:53:34

dromedary where I live it will always be Tory, I'm sure, but that doesn't stop me voting. I'm proud of the women who fought for my right to vote, and want to take it seriously and be well informed even if it will always stay conservative!

Just not UKIP!

malinois Fri 01-Mar-13 12:54:41

56% Green
22% Labour
22% UKIP shock

I got bored half way the second set of policies blush

Moominsarehippos Fri 01-Mar-13 13:01:51

Oh dear God... 25% Green and...and... I can't bear to type the rest!

I thought I was getting more ranty as I got older but, oh come on! (Wasn't BNP though [smug])

BandersnatchCummerbund Fri 01-Mar-13 13:02:06

I'm 88.89% Green (11.11% Lib Dem). Clearly I should think about voting for them more often.

Dromedary Fri 01-Mar-13 13:02:12

Umlauf - I totally agree, and taking voting seriously includes tactical voting - doing what it takes to get the party you support into power, or if necessary just what it takes to keep the party you hate most out. The need for tactical voting is caused by the majority vote system. Last time round I tactical voted Liberal, though they're not my favoured party (certainly not now!). If there was a chance of UKIP winning against Tory in our constituency I would probably vote UKIP, though I accept that that stance is not without its dangers (misrepresentation of strength of extreme right wing views).

BillOddiesBeard Fri 01-Mar-13 13:03:34

50% BNP - how just how? my family are mixed race

50% Labour 50% Green, which is what I think I am. grin

Good Grief!

An exact 3 way split between Labour, UKIP and the BNP shock shock shock

Although I did whizz through the policies.

<beats self with a birch twig>

<holds BillOddies Beard>

Shagmundfreud Fri 01-Mar-13 13:08:39

75% Green
25% Labour

I have always voted for the Labour Party.

50% Labour (Health and Welfare)
25% Green (Education)
25% Conservatives (Crime)

Last time I did one of these I was mostly Green, so I'm obviously getting old gravitating more to the political middle. Shocked that I chose a Tory policy, but I re-read it and still agree with it. hmm

50% Green 25% UKIP 24% Lib Dem

My first ever vote cast was for the Greens grin And my second for Lib Dems. Never voted UKIP though confused

ASmidgeofMidge Fri 01-Mar-13 13:22:23

Have always voted Lib Dem, although I would take some persuading to do so again...
Got 75% Green, 25% Lib Dem

nickelbabe Fri 01-Mar-13 13:25:40

that first lot of economic policies - policy set 4 is shocking!
take out income tax bands and have everyone paying 31% shock

Thumbwitch Fri 01-Mar-13 13:36:56

I did all categories and came out as 33% UKIP, 22% each Lib Dem and Lab, and 11% each Green and Conservative.
What shocked me the most was that I picked the Tory policies for Welfare!! shock although to be fair, none of them were that good.
What shocked me the next most was that UKIP was my top 'choice' (although thankfully not on Immigration policies).

Last time I voted I voted Green because I thought all the major parties had completely lost the plot. I still haven't really changed my opinion but no longer get to vote as I am no longer resident there.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 13:37:33

This link is genius! It shows how people can be quite tunnel-visioned in their thinking, and cautions against not looking deeper into the policies (hence high BNP/UKIP rep on this thread. I hope.).

I was too lazy to do any more that 4 categories, and came out 50% green / 25% lab / 25% UKIP.

I am as far from a UKIP supporter as you could find. But - and OVERT BOAST COMING UP ---> I have met Nigel Farage.


Cooroo Fri 01-Mar-13 13:37:41

50% lib dem
25% ukip (aagh)
25% labour

Lifelong labour voter... My UKIP was health service. Hmmm.

It's heavy going reading all those policies, and I confess to being utterly confused as to what would actually work.

IfNotNowThenWhen Fri 01-Mar-13 13:39:28

50% green
25% labour
25% Tory.

The Tory part was for welfare, which was the hardest section to decide on. It just goes to show that what the parties say they want to do, bears very little resemblance to what they actually do.

I thought the UKIP/BNP ones were obvious too, as they all seemed to say things like " stop NHS money going to health tourists, and "British taxes for British people".
Updating spreadsheet of secret racists as we speak.

CrispyHedgeHog Fri 01-Mar-13 13:40:36

50% labour
25% green
25% bnp shock

nickelbabe Fri 01-Mar-13 13:46:13


I got 25% BNP and 75% UKIP.

i didn't choose any policies that favoured UK citizens over EU or other!

nickelbabe Fri 01-Mar-13 13:46:41

Economy – BNP
Education – UKIP
Health / NHS – UKIP
Welfare – UKIP

Wigeon Fri 01-Mar-13 13:48:46

50% Green
25% Labour
25% Lib Dem

Happy with that grin!

pictish Fri 01-Mar-13 13:50:09

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

Thumbwitch Fri 01-Mar-13 13:51:06

I have to admit I did ignore some of the more pie-in-the-sky policies - just because there was no real explanation as to how they'd be achievable, they seemed a bit too wishful thinky for me.
Glad I didn't get any BNP though.

Wigeon Fri 01-Mar-13 13:52:07

Look, the BNP and UKIP are best known for their anti-immigration policies, but being actual political parties, they do actually have policies on everything, not just immigration issues, and there is only so much "no more forrigners" you can do when you are writing a policy about crime, education, health etc. So I'm not actually that surprised that some people are coming out as part-BNP or part-UKIP.

nickelbabe Fri 01-Mar-13 13:52:56

i've just read back what policies i chose, and I actually did not choose that one that they said for the BNP.
I didn't agree with most of those policies, so I don't know why it's taken me as clicking that.

Tackle the national debt problem by cutting expenditure on all projects which do not serve British interests, including the annual costs of £18 billion spent on "global warming," the £13 billion spent on immigration, the £4 billion spent on asylum, the £15 billion spent on EU membership, [and others].
We undertake not to reduce front-line public services while billions of pounds continue to flow out of the country to foreign interests. British people must benefit first from British tax income.
We aim to relieve the tax burden by raising the personal non-taxable allowance to £12,500.
We will encourage the family unit by reintroducing the married man's allowance by as much as £2,500, depending upon the presence of children.
We will raise the inheritance tax level to £1 million.
We will work for a reduction in council tax through the slashing of all politically correct council functions and "diversity" schemes.
We would take some of these savings and invest them in rebuilding British industry and skills through an active protectionist policy as many other European nations already do.
We will rebuild Britain's skills base - lost through decades of deindustrialisation - by offering generous subsidies to students who study engineering and science and to institutions offering such education.

Pancakeflipper Fri 01-Mar-13 13:53:04

50% Green
25% Con
25% Lib

I am feeling rather wishywashy.

Methe Fri 01-Mar-13 13:53:56

50% ukip
25% bnp
25% labour.

Dromedary Fri 01-Mar-13 13:54:08

Oh my God - apparently I support the Tories on healthcare confused

AmberLeaf Fri 01-Mar-13 13:55:34

Green Party 66.67%
Lib Dems 22.22%
Conservatives 11.11%

I have always voted labour though.

Democracy was the conservative one, which tbh none of them appealed that much.

Environment and Europe were Lib Dem


Some of them were hard to pick though, apart from the BNP/UKIP ones, which they were very obvious and I didnt agree with any of their points, I would have liked to have been able to pick certain points and mix them with other sets! as I think greens who I picked left out lots of issues that are important to me, so despite that result, I don't think I would vote for them.

Also lots of the points were very woolly, particularly some of the points about SENs and access to education.

It's all a bit meh really though, as political parties say they will do all sorts then don't.

ouryve Fri 01-Mar-13 13:57:36

66.67% green.

Funnily enough, I chose no labour responses!

Abra1d Fri 01-Mar-13 13:58:31

Conservatives 37.50%
UKIP 37.50%
Labour 25.00%

About what I expect. No Green or LibDem nonsense, probably because I heartily disapprove of onshore windfarms (a tax on the poor, benefiting landowners only) and think we need to build nuclear power stations.

WhoPaintedTheLion Fri 01-Mar-13 13:59:06

55% lib dem
22% green
11% labour
11% tory

Kveta Fri 01-Mar-13 13:59:44

mainly Labour here, then Lib Dem, then 1 policy each of Conservative and Green Party.

As a former Lib Dem supporter, that doesn't upset me too much. Just a shame that we have no Green Party candidate locally, and that our local Labour candidate is utterly inept - so the sodding bastard PRISK of a conservative will get in again.

ComposHat Fri 01-Mar-13 14:04:15

60% Green
20% Lib Dems
20% Tory

I am a labour party member. oh dear.

firawla Fri 01-Mar-13 14:05:14

mine is

Labour 66.67%
Green Party 22.22%
Lib Dems 11.11

not really suprised by it

BrianButterfield Fri 01-Mar-13 14:06:04

50% Labour, 50% Green which is spot on for me but I actually read party policies anyway! I have voted Green before in the European elections.

ouryve Fri 01-Mar-13 14:06:31

Amberleaf - we made the exact same choices!

And agreeing on the SEN/education one. I chose the least worst - the only one that recognised that not all children with SN have the same needs, though I didn't agree with the proposed solution.

The screening at 5 is pure bluster. There was no mention about what would be done for the ones who "failed" the screening.

50% Green , for environment and NHS
25% UKIP welfare
25% Conservative Immigration

DadOnIce Fri 01-Mar-13 14:07:16

It's an interesting test. I haven't done it, but have done similar ones in the past where I, somewhat to my surprise, came out far more Green than I ever expected.

It's good to make people think a bit more about what they actually believe politically. The biggest problem in the UK political system is the fact that an entire election, in which maybe 20-30 million people vote, is decided by a couple of million votes in the marginal seats. You could put the fabled "donkey in a red rosette" up in Doncaster and it would win - similarly, a donkey in a blue rosette in parts of Surrey and Sussex.

It frustrates me how politically tribal people are. They treat parties like football teams. Most people already know how they are going to vote in the 2015 general election, and have in fact known since they were 18-20 years old.

ouryve Fri 01-Mar-13 14:10:31

And I think Labour need to take note that their policies at the last election were too much rooted in winning back daily mail readers, rather than appealing to their natural voters.

AmberLeaf Fri 01-Mar-13 14:14:55

ouryve smile

Yes I agree re the screening at 5 one. very vague.

It was definitely a matter of picking the less worse on a few of them actually.

and there is only so much "no more forrigners" you can do when you are writing a policy about crime, education, health etc. So I'm not actually that surprised that some people are coming out as part-BNP or part-UKIP

I think they managed to wedge in everything being the fault of immigration rather well! Im amazed that people didn't recognise them as their policies TBH.

MiniTheMinx Fri 01-Mar-13 14:18:39

80% Green.....not happy, no revolutionary party?????? grin

Democracy – Green Party
Economy – Green Party
Education – Green Party
Health / NHS – UKIP
Welfare – Green Party

curlyclaz13 Fri 01-Mar-13 14:19:03

always voted lib dem or green. came out 80 labour 20 green. not that surprised really.

CelticPromise Fri 01-Mar-13 14:19:18

78% Green, 22% Labour.

Not surprised, Green are about the most leftwing of the mainstream parties I think. I generally vote Labour but have voted Green in Europe.

SanityClause Fri 01-Mar-13 14:25:08

56% Green
33% Lib Dem
11% Conservative (on the economy!)

I have often voted Green in the past, so no surprise there. I have often liked the viewpoint of the Lib Dems, but I would hesitate to vote for them, now, considering their actions within the coallition.

exexpat Fri 01-Mar-13 14:27:08

I didn't do all the categories, but got 60/40 LibDem/Labour. Problem is, even if I agree with a lot of LibDem policies (and actually have a LibDem MP), it's useless if they are just the minor party in a coalition - their policies are irrelevant. And I went for policies that seemed realistic, otherwise I'd probably have got a bit of Green party in the mix.

claig Fri 01-Mar-13 14:29:39

'And I went for policies that seemed realistic'

Then how did you get 40% Labour????

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Fri 01-Mar-13 14:30:25

I came out:
Labour 44.44%
Green Party 33.33%
Lib Dems 22.22%

I'm not surprised to be honest. I usually vote Lib Dem but am probably in a lifelong sulk with them. I would, somewhat reluctantly, vote Labour if there was an election tomorrow. I'm not keen on Ed Milliband though and still pretty disgusted about the way New Labour was when in power...

MrsHoarder Fri 01-Mar-13 14:31:03

The problem is that it ignores the fact that some policies are "nice to have" and some are "deal breakers". I wouldn't vote for Conservatives because of their social policies, but prefer some of their educational policies (if they didn't pair them with budget cutting). It would be better if you could put a weighting on each issue.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Fri 01-Mar-13 14:37:43

I think the reason a lot of people are coming out high on the Greens is that because they are never likely to form a government they can be a bit more idealistic with the policies, especially the ones which are NOT environmental. I came out Green on NHS and Immigration probably because I believe in a state controlled large well funded NHS (as most left wingers do in theory!) and relatively free immigration. In reality these things are hard to afford and, in the case of immigration, not always popular with the grass roots of the Labour party. But if you're playing fantasy manifestoes they are attractive.

Ironically I actually came out Labour on the Environment!

niceguy2 Fri 01-Mar-13 14:47:11

According to it, I should vote BNP closely followed by UKIP.

Given that I'm an immigrant I have probably more than most to fear from the BNP and I really don't want the UK to leave the EU.

I'm not sure how accurate this survey is.

PinkyCheesy Fri 01-Mar-13 14:49:20

55% LibDem
22% BNP (aaargh!)
11% Con
11% UKIP

Well I have voted LibDem since I was 21 so quite nice to see that I actually do agree with their policies smile

Went off Labour in a big way after T. bLIAR

Unfortunately people will still vote for personalities not policies, no matter what you do. Our MP is A Lansley and although he's done some bad stuff to the NHS, he's actually a really good local MP and very active here. I'd vote for him myself if it wasn't for the fear of being smote by my dead granny's hand grin

AmberLeaf Fri 01-Mar-13 14:49:24

Well if you agree with the BNP/UKIP policies [which knowing you a bit on here Id say you do!] then it must be accurate?

AmberLeaf Fri 01-Mar-13 14:49:43

above was to Niceguy

I always thought that one of the big criticisms of Labour at the moment is the fact that they are very policy light - and havn't really nailed their colours to the mast.

Tactical voting is perhaps the worst type of voting - you end up with a whole mash of what no-one wants.

Getting into power is also a case of a party having the will to want to lead and be in power

hugoagogo Fri 01-Mar-13 14:55:30

75% Green
25% Lib dem

I live in a rabid tory area.

My vote doesn't count for shit.

Manchesterhistorygirl Fri 01-Mar-13 15:00:48

I did questions on all policy areas and here are my results.

44.44% UKIP
22.22% BNP
22.22% Lib Dem
11.11% Labour

That's a really interesting test. Thanks for the link. I'm actually shocked!

Well it could never be accurate because people don't actually vote for the party whose policies they most support due to our ridiculous first past the post, geographic constituencies system. The Green Party has the policies I like best but I would absolutely vote labour or lib dem in a marginal seat that might go to the Tories. Depending on where you live, you can end up voting defensively rather than voting for smaller parties that you actually prefer. That said, I now live in an utterly safe labour seat, so I can vote green (and it won't make any difference to anyone).

1st Tory shock
Joint 2nd green and bnp shockshock
4th lib dem

Although I think this is skewed as it doesn't have any snp policies and that's who I vote for!! I will ^never^ vote Tory ever ever ever.

Abra1d Fri 01-Mar-13 15:20:31

niceguy to his shock, my husband got BNP too as one slice of his results. I think it was some of the welfare-to-work policies he ticked (he is unemployed). Nothing to do with immigration, etc.

OddBoots Fri 01-Mar-13 15:22:13

I'm my heart I think I am Co-op (a sister party to Labour) and Green, the only thing stopping me voting Green is that I passionately believe GM crops are a key part of global food security.

TallyGrenshall Fri 01-Mar-13 15:36:15

Joint 1st Tory and Green
2nd Labour
3rd Lib Dem

Jojobump1986 Fri 01-Mar-13 15:52:27

40% UKIP
40% Labour
20% BNP

hmm Just... No! I think the main parties are becoming too same-y & the others are too obsessed with one issue. None of the parties seem to represent me. Maybe I should start my own. We could change the world! grin

LexyMa Fri 01-Mar-13 15:59:34

Haven't done the survey and won't. Policies schmolicies. What any party says in their manifesto isn't necessarily a good reflection of where they will put their effort (and how effectively) if in power. UKIP and the BNP have got a lot of doorstep mileage out of having lots of terribly reasonable policies. Their actual ability to run the rest of the country is seriously suspect, in my very humble opinion.

Takver Fri 01-Mar-13 16:09:26

66% Green, with 11% each Lib Dem, UKIP and Conservative. Latter doesn't suprise me, despite being a rabid lefty there's bound to be some things I agree with them on.

BUT I think shows why Labour are struggling - I'm pretty sure I'm not the only tribal labour voter who doesn't identify at all with the London/intellectual/policy wonk centric bunch who run them now.

Luckily I live in Wales so I can vote Plaid grin

Takver Fri 01-Mar-13 16:10:17

"UKIP and the BNP have got a lot of doorstep mileage out of having lots of terribly reasonable policies. Their actual ability to run the rest of the country is seriously suspect, in my very humble opinion."

The trouble is, despite the fact that so many of us like their policies, I think the same is sadly true of the Greens.

I think that the Greens have proven, with Caroline Lucas, that they can field strong candidates well worthy of their place in parliament. Are they ready to run the country? Of course not. Are they ready to have more MPs? Absolutely!

fouranddone Fri 01-Mar-13 18:00:38

Equal split
25% labour
25% conservative
25% lib dem
25% BNP

Not really helpful!!shock

Portofino Fri 01-Mar-13 18:10:38

I was 44% green, 38% UKIP and the rest split equally between Labour and the Lib Dems. Surprised me. I am an immigrant (in another country) and for the EU.

Green 44.44%
Lib Dems 33.33%
Labour 22.22%

I live in a Tory constituency where Labour might stand a chance of getting back in next time. Not a chance that the Greens or Lib Dems (especially now) will win the seat.

(Although apparently order on policies in my constituency is
1. Labour
2. Green Party
3. Conservatives
4. Lib Dems
6. BNP )

newshoots Fri 01-Mar-13 18:20:52

I did one that just gave a single party as the result and weirdly it was UKIP!

However I would never vote for them as I do not like/trust on a gut level any of the members I have heard speak.

Trills Fri 01-Mar-13 18:26:48

I agree that it should let you weight your opinions.

Not just "which do you prefer" but also "how strongly do you prefer it".

UseHerName Fri 01-Mar-13 18:33:18

isn't it nice that we're all so stunned at our results that it hasn't descended into the usual 'bunfight'?!

Can't remember the numbers but I came out clearly Green last time I did this survey. Sadly the Greens are in no way represented in my part of the world.

I wish they had more oomph as party; would get bigger and become an actual viable option somewhere other than Bristol. I hate all the other parties with a passion.

44% Green
33% LibDem
11% UKIP
11% conservative

Not sure which of the last 2 I am more embarrassed by.

Portofino Fri 01-Mar-13 19:32:43

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

MiniTheMinx Fri 01-Mar-13 19:37:15

I thought the Greens were popular in Brighton too

75% labour 25% lib dem.

The lib dem was for health shock

Crikey I'm 33% Tory (Democracy, Europe, Health confused ) I would not have said that at all. I'm having another glass of wine and a sit down. This is not Like Me

I'm also 33% Lib Dem good grief it seems like I support the condems! Crime, environment economy
22% Labour which is what I actually voted -Immigration & Welfare
11% Green - they got me on education

It was really interesting, it also drove home that sometimes voting "for" can be as much voting "against"... also that anyone can look good on paper it's whether they deliver on these promises.

Ragwort Fri 01-Mar-13 20:58:36

25% Green
25% UKIP shock
25% Lib Dem
25% Labour

Totally bizarre, I always vote Labour (but despite numerous moves always end up living in a Tory area grin).

SoftKittyWarmKitty Fri 01-Mar-13 21:17:06

I got 22.22% each for Labour, Greens, UKIP and Lib Dems, with 11.11% for Conservatives. No BNP thank god. Doesn't help me much when voting though, does it grin. In my constituency Labour is in the lead, very closely followed by Green Party.

unlucky83 Fri 01-Mar-13 21:19:33

Haven't done survey - just not surprised that the minor parties (Greens, BNP, UKIP) are doing well - as someone said up thread - they are unlikely to get into power so they can have fairyland policies...a bit like what has happened to the Lib Dems now they have some power...
(Aside here - one of my personal annoyances this - and not saying this is true of anyone here - just the idea that because you are not white/an immigrant you can't be racist - all 'races' can be intolerant of others - one of the most shockingly racist interactions I have have heard -years ago now - was an argument that started over a bathroom refit between my ex-landlady (of black Caribbean origin) and a plumber (apparently I found out - of black African origin)....
Finally most people have no idea what the policies are of the people they vote for ...I remember in 1997 a flatmate of mine saying he was going to vote for Tony Bleurghhhhh. Asked him why and he said because he thought he (young, educated, single, no responsibilities....earning 30k+ as a trainee then) should have free eye tests ... and under Labour they would be free....hmm Are you sure that is one of their policies ? It will be if they get into power confused

Osmiornica Fri 01-Mar-13 21:22:45

Our constituency comes out as majority green with labour close second. I'm in a very tory area - has been for years and can't see it changing, so it's interesting.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Fri 01-Mar-13 21:52:18

No Bnp here


I found the results for my constituency interesting as its always been staunch Tory, but Labour came out top.

I was 44% Ukip
33% labour

And 11% lib/11%tory

Nishky Fri 01-Mar-13 22:08:01

80% Green. Pleased with that
20% UKIP. Not so pleased with that- it was for welfare too shock

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.

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

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

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.

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...

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

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.

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

75% Labour, 25% Lib Dem.

As a raging lefty, hardly surprising...

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

75% Labour, 25% Lib Dem.

Not surprising. Frothing lefty!

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

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

60% Lib Dem
20% Labour
20% Green

We do have a Green councillor here in Bristol though smile

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).

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.

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

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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 23:00:37

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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.

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

ravenAK grin

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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!

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