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to assume everyone on mn who dislikes ukip

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tobysmum77 Mon 12-May-14 18:38:52

will turn out and VOTE in the European elections??? Last time (2009) the turnout was 34.7% shock .

YouTheCat Mon 12-May-14 18:40:50

I always vote.

This year will be dd's first year voting and she can't wait.

phantomnamechanger Mon 12-May-14 18:42:22

Indeed, I hate hearing people moan about any political matter, when they admit they don't even bother voting themselves. If there is no party whose policies you totally agree with, you have to compromise and go for the least bad option, otherwise all the extremists turn out and it's not a genuine reflection of public opinion.

nilbyname Mon 12-May-14 18:44:31

I always vote. And not ukip either!

HoneyDragon Mon 12-May-14 18:45:30

I always vote.

Quick nix the thread now and your assumption will be correct. Hurrah! grin

daftgeranium Mon 12-May-14 18:46:29

Voted already with postal vote.

I think it's shameful that some people consider this not to be a 'real' or 'important' election. Being in the EU has a huge number of benefits but we will only make the most of them by electing decent representatives. (Not UKIP, obviously)

YouTheCat Mon 12-May-14 18:46:37

In fact, I have even got dp to take an interest and start voting too, as he never used to bother before he met me.

tobysmum77 Mon 12-May-14 18:46:48

yay, I am generally not that polical but I will vote and force remind dh to do the same.

mousmous Mon 12-May-14 18:47:42

absolutely daft
I will be voting!

MojitoMadness Mon 12-May-14 18:48:59

Already voted.

TrinityRhino Mon 12-May-14 18:49:09

I always vote

you would have to be very stupid not to vote

if these wankers have to run the country, you have to use the tiny thing you have to try and make a change

OublietteBravo Mon 12-May-14 18:49:28

I always vote. In fact we go to the polling station as a family in the hope that DC will grow up thinking that voting is normal. DD (10) and DS (8) have been asking loads of questions about the policies of the different parties. In fact DS has a collection of leaflets that he has collected and is reading through.

ouryve Mon 12-May-14 18:49:47

I will be. I'm not currently entirely enamoured of the party I will be voting for, but sometimes the vote has to be for least worst.

Sirzy Mon 12-May-14 18:50:04

I will vote. Not happy with the candiates for the local election element but will do some more research and then still vote (but certainly not for the UKIP candidate)

bringonyourwreckingball Mon 12-May-14 18:50:30

I always vote, and the dc come with me. We usually go and get fish and chips afterwards, make a bit of an occasion of it.

tobysmum77 Mon 12-May-14 18:50:50

I don't always vote you lot are very good but the minority according to the figures. .... am impressed so far.

ouryve Mon 12-May-14 18:50:55

And now I'm a bit concerned that we don't have our postal voting forms through yet.

CatThiefKeith Mon 12-May-14 18:52:43

I always vote. My sisters never votes.... sometimes I nick her card and do it for her. smile

<awaits flaming>

meditrina Mon 12-May-14 18:53:32

I have voted in every election since turned 18.

Though once (EU elections in ate 1990s) I deliberately spoiled my paper. I am considering doing that again because, now as then, I don't think any of the options are good enough.

Ploppy16 Mon 12-May-14 18:54:17

Absolutely. We have UKIP and the BNP standing along with No2EU and a couple of other dodgy sounding parties plus the usual dodgy ones so haven't quite decided who I'm going for yet, more research is needed.
I know who it won't be though.

AmberLeaf Mon 12-May-14 18:55:02

I always vote, I take my children along too. My almost 18 yr old can't wait for next may when he will be able to vote in the general election.

Never voted, nor will, for ukip though.

TheWave Mon 12-May-14 18:56:25

I always vote. Even if it's a "done deal" or a possible "wasted vote" it sends a message through to society, friends, family, etc that it's important.

LineRunner Mon 12-May-14 18:57:09

Always vote. DD will vote for the first time.

She says she will vote Labour because UKIP are nutters and the Lib Dems have failed to act properly on allegations of sexual misconduct.

I will probably vote Labour, too.

LeftyLoony Mon 12-May-14 18:58:18

Too bloody right I will

OneStepCloser Mon 12-May-14 18:58:50

Have always voted its dds first vote as well, we shall take a family walk up to the polling station, will definitely not be for UKIP.

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