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curiousgeorgie Fri 02-May-14 13:35:34

(Or why not?)

Reading the UKIP threads on here etc its a hot topic of discussion and maybe some people are like me and aren't entirely educated on what each party offers / doesn't and would be interested in reading some views?

DH says Green Party would literally be a wasted vote, and everyone else with a chance is pretty much as bad as each other.

Embarrassed as I am at my lack of political knowledge, I thought others may feel the same and find a thread like this helpful wink

Bohemond Sat 03-May-14 19:32:15


softlysoftly Sat 03-May-14 19:26:36

Looks like Plaid will be keeping their seat then based onMN!

mrspremise Sat 03-May-14 18:56:38

Plaid Cymru. Cymru am byth...

LaFataTurchina Fri 02-May-14 23:00:40

Green for the European elections and Labour for the London borough ones, the Labour vote will be pretty much wasted where I live though.

I got a leaftet from UKIP this morning in the post. I'm another immigrant and I have really obviously continental sounding first and surnames. LOL

Stokes Fri 02-May-14 22:45:19

I'm in Northern Ireland. Alliance.

Handsoff7 Fri 02-May-14 22:25:52

Plaid Cymru.

They are the only party acting for my area rather than London and are the most pro-Europe

Handsup Fri 02-May-14 22:08:47

Labour, although I'm the first to admit Milliband is spineless. The Tories are too self serving although this trait seems to run through all 3 parties. UKIP simply terrify me.

captainproton Fri 02-May-14 22:03:45

Am I right in thinking that the Tories have put forward a former BNP activist in Lincolnshire? And I agree that there are undesirables in all parties. It's how they are dealt with that's important.

As a former Libdem I'm not particularly enamoured with the conduct of Huhne for instance.

I think it's just as important to think about the person you are voting for just as much as their rosette.

Hopefully the candidates in your local area will be holding street stalls, public meetings, hustings etc. If not then why not?

Caitlin17 Fri 02-May-14 21:57:28

Sirchenjin that is a very sound reason for voting Labour no matter what one's personal preferences might be.

Caitlin17 Fri 02-May-14 21:54:58

Labour because I always have and probably always will. I'm probably really a moderate Tory by with liberal views on social issues. I'd vote for Ken Clarke if he were my constituency MP.

I couldn't contemplate voting Lib Dem,SNP, Green or UKIP.

TucsonGirl Fri 02-May-14 21:51:11

UKIP. LibLabCon is just one big party with 3 different brands to appeal to different demographics. Kind of like how you have regular Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. Whichever you buy you're still getting brown fizzy water.

arethereanyleftatall Fri 02-May-14 21:48:16

pressed post too early. Because I feel sorry for Clegg. I know that's not a proper reason, but there you go. I do agree with mostbof their policies though.

arethereanyleftatall Fri 02-May-14 21:46:10

Lib dems

Bodicea Fri 02-May-14 21:31:27

Tory and not apologising for it. Not saying they are perfect But think they are doing well with what they got lumped with after the labour Governed once again ransacked the country throughout their time in power and had nothing much to show for it at the end of it all except bloated, inefficient public services ( and I work for nhs). Unfortunately we live in a cycle where the Tories inherit a broke country and have
To make cuts which pisses everyone off so then labour gets in making lots of promises spends all the money and country is broke again. Sure it will happen again :-)

ClockWatchingLady Fri 02-May-14 20:50:18

Either Green or spoilt ballot paper here.

missymarmite Fri 02-May-14 19:40:44

Where I live it's a foregone conclusion that the Tory candidate will win, LibDem second, so I voted tactically for LibDem last time (what a disappointment). I wish I'd voted with my convictions (labour) now. I hate what the Tories have done and are continuing to do to welfare and especially education. And I'd never vote ukip, ever!

softlysoftly Fri 02-May-14 18:27:31

Hmmm just had a look and we seem to have 4 MEPS for the whole of Wales currently 1 lab, 1 Plaid Cymru, 1 Tory and 1 UKIP.

Guess who has no CV and barely any activity on there?

Correct UKIP so Vs the others he's spent 4 years collecting his money and doing fuck all.

Anyway I think Europe I'm actually going to go Plaid Cymru (I'm not Welsh btw) because she seems to actually work the most.

For general I would vote Tory because though I disagree with a lot of policy's:

I do think they are taking the economy in the right direction.

I can't bring myself to vote labour

I don't want the BNP or UKIP to get in so can't protest vote.

BlingBubbles Fri 02-May-14 18:10:19

Tories - voted for them last time and will again. Think they have done a good enough job with the economy, they have some good policies (not sure what labours are, do they have any?) and to be honest David Cameron is a hell of a lot better than Milliband, I am not sure I would trust that man running the country.

As for UKIP... I have no words for that racist party.

Fevertree Fri 02-May-14 18:01:16

labour. because I'm a young working class female and trike belive they Are the only party to care about me...

grovel Fri 02-May-14 17:58:31


BuzzardBird Fri 02-May-14 17:58:03


Springheeled Fri 02-May-14 17:57:23

Green, as usual ever since Labour went all wrong. But going to have to vote labour once more in 2015 as lib dens gained the seat last time, disaster! Should be easily won back by labour in 2015.

zen1 Fri 02-May-14 17:55:15

Green because it would prick my conscience not to.

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 02-May-14 17:53:16

I find it exciting to read how many intend to vote Green!

SnowinBerlin Fri 02-May-14 17:51:51

I was Labour but switched to Green as a protest as I hated Labour's stance on civil liberties, amongst other things. Also my local Labour MP who was really good retired and was replaced by a Blairite clone. Never considered the Lib Dems, and after the tuition fees deception I'm glad I didn't.

However I do like Ed Milliband, and am very glad he rather than his brother was elected. Minority opinion I know! I'm also relieved to see that one party is at least starting to address the problems with renting /affordable housing in the UK. So Labour in 2015 almost certainly.

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