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to ask how you would vote if there was a General Election tomorrow?

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coco87 Tue 10-Sep-13 14:28:44

Ok, now I don't like any of the parties at the moment and they seem to be very similar (red Tories/blue Labour etc).

However, if there was a GE tomorrow I would vote Lib Dems because my local MP is Lib Dem and is really good, listens to voters and has done a lot of good work for the area. I don't rate them at a national level and don't agree with most of their policies but locally my MP (who just happens to be Lib Dem) is definitely the best choice.

Who would you vote for if there was a GE tomorrow?

PresidentServalan Thu 12-Sep-13 13:46:12

Conservative - they are trying to sort out the shite that Labour left behind and are trying to reformthe benefits system.

GrrArgh Thu 12-Sep-13 13:49:33

Quite surprised at how many yes votes the Lib Dems are getting.
They have proved themselves to be duplicitous milksops.

I will never vote Conservative. So it'll have to be Labour. I don't want to, but I feel a non-vote or a spoiled paper would increase by 1 vote the chances of a Tory government or another coalition, and I can't be part of that even by omission.

MiaowTheCat Thu 12-Sep-13 14:05:42

I'd be spoiling my ballot paper - about the only way you can register the "you're all twats" option and not just be deemed to be staying at home via apathy or ignorance.

Labour - introduced the idea of cover supervisors and allowed teaching to be basically be relegated to "stop them killing each other - here's the worksheets" and I bear a heavy grudge for them starting that whole debacle off so I won't vote for 'em. Miliband is slimy. I think they've managed to get away with a load of shit that people seem to have forgotten they originally started off with and the Tories just picked up and ran with after them.
Conservative - local MP is an utter headline grabbing bitch gleefully watching us be shafted by HS2 - won't vote for 'em. Also Gove is slimy and Cameron is slimy (but Gove wins in the lubrication stakes by far).
Lib Dems - Clegg = slimy and turning into more and more of a Cameron clone as the months go by and they've lost their way spectacularly (plus the local ones are basically a shower of shit and spend more time campaigning to change the name of a proposed new pub than doing anything productive)

So yep - very marginal seat - either I do my usual tactic of voting whichever current one is in out (since none of them I agree with or have any affinity for whatsoever these days)... or I make a point of going and doing a protest vote. For the first time in my life (and I've got a degree in Politics and I'm from a family of journalists and local politicians so not exactly naive where current affairs are concerned) - I really am at the "you're all as bad as each other and need your heads banging together" level of apathy.

loopyloou Thu 12-Sep-13 14:54:14

Yes, I'd be tempted to spoil my ballot paper too, but would be too worried the Tories would stay in power then angry

GrrArgh Thu 12-Sep-13 14:59:14

Yes if ever we needed the protest vote, this is the time. I doubt Labour want to get in, though. Imagine restructuring the welfare state after this shower had thirteen years to plan its dismantling. angry

CaptainUndercrackers Thu 12-Sep-13 15:04:42

Ex-ex labour voter, switched to lib dems at last election, now feel like they're all a bunch of wasters. Probably would vote green. I'd really like the opportunity to vote for senior central government civil servants though. Have recently done a lot of work with various govt departments and have been shocked at how similar it all seems to 'yes, minister' episodes. They are the real ones running the show.

Brittabot Thu 12-Sep-13 15:30:51


The Conservatives are destroying our NHS and welfare system under the auspices of this national austerity budget, while silmultaneously decreasing tax for the very wealthy. It's insane!

MangoTiramisu Fri 13-Sep-13 09:27:55

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Retropear Fri 13-Sep-13 09:31:08

Yes mango very happy as only a few children having an unfair disadvantage would be worth it in the long run.

grovel Fri 13-Sep-13 09:31:33


Kamchatka Fri 13-Sep-13 09:33:19

I think there are a lot of people who will weep at the loss of the NHS when they are old enough to need it on a regular basis. I'm 41 and well aware that I'm in the generation which is seeing our retired parents live well and has not totally woken up to the fact that without thinking hard about organising finances for the future (which my parents did not need to do), there is every chance we will live out our years in poverty.

It's utter madness to let socialised healthcare go, if nothing else we should be thinking selfishly about this!
(So I will vote Labour, with a heavy heart.)

TeddyBare Fri 13-Sep-13 09:37:42

Green or Labour. I agree with the Green policies more but I'm concerned the Conservatives might get back in then and I'd still rather have Labour than Conservatives.

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