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How much do you earn and who do you vote for

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Beautifulbabyboy Wed 29-Jul-15 07:08:23

So inspired, by another thread that contained the words "labour are cancer" I am genuinely interested in the correlation between what people earn and who they vote for. Is anyone else interested in this?

Our household income is £125k pa and we vote labour, even though we would be worse off, because I think we should help society as a whole.

Gingerandcocoa Wed 29-Jul-15 07:11:35

We earn £120,000+ and we vote Conservative because we feel we should help society as a whole by electing those most competent to run the country.

Jumpupjumpup Wed 29-Jul-15 07:12:28

You fit right in with this! -

blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/to-explain-voting-intentions-income-is-more-important-for-the-conservatives-than-for-labour/

whereonthestair Wed 29-Jul-15 07:14:02

Our income is more than that and we either vote labour or green, both of which would make us worse off because it isn't about us, but society, and we have been sold a lie about austerity, it doesn't work, the economy is not like a household credit card. I prefer the views of Stieglitz and other economists to those of Osborne.

Beautifulbabyboy Wed 29-Jul-15 07:15:22

To treating blog article. Going to get a cup of tea and read it in full.

Beautifulbabyboy Wed 29-Jul-15 07:15:47

Sorry that should read interesting blog article.

MagicalHamSandwich Wed 29-Jul-15 07:19:09

About 90k - I'm a one person household, though, so plenty of disposable income.

I vote Labour because I happen to think that I can afford to invest in society and because I like to think that I'm not the only person on the planet.

PtolemysNeedle Wed 29-Jul-15 07:19:14

25k and I'm a floating voter. Went for lib dem last time - someone had to!

Notasinglefuckwasgiven Wed 29-Jul-15 07:21:58

Household income of 45000. Voted SNP as did DP. We are better off under Tory government but karma is a cunt so wouldn't vote to cripple the poorest just to boost my coffers. Here but for the grace of God I say. wink

allithwaite Wed 29-Jul-15 07:21:58

60k lib dem - lib den safe seat.

They are all as shit as each other.

NashvilleQueen Wed 29-Jul-15 07:23:33

Lone parent. £80k. Labour.

CognitiveIllusion Wed 29-Jul-15 07:25:46

34k (pro rated as I work part time) and I'm a member of the lib dem party. DH earns more than me and I believe he voted Tory. Neither of us would trust Ed Balls with the economy.

Beautifulbabyboy Wed 29-Jul-15 07:26:00

So so far this mini survey says wealthy people are voting labour. Wonder if that will change if more people join in?

CeCeBloomer Wed 29-Jul-15 07:26:54

75k Green Party - H about 50K Tory

DoctorDonnaNoble Wed 29-Jul-15 07:27:53

Household inc apprx 80k, vote Labour. Both public sector workers. I would happily pay more tax for improved services. Feel a bit Scandanavian when it comes to the state. And my preferred candidate is Corbyn.

GoodToesBadToes Wed 29-Jul-15 07:30:01

Household income £175k
lifelong Tory voters

swallowed Wed 29-Jul-15 07:31:00

Considerably less than OP.

I don't vote.

ThursdayLast Wed 29-Jul-15 07:33:41

I earn nothing, household approx 30k.
I'm a member of the Lib Dems, DH v much a floating voter.

£50k prorata (me). Have never and will never vote Conservative, I don't believe in screwing the most vulnerable in society.

skittycat Wed 29-Jul-15 07:37:48

13k... (Nearly). Voted for conservatives.

Imlookingatboats Wed 29-Jul-15 07:38:28

Not working. Husband is v high earner, think top 3%. My last job I earned 80K (Australian dollars) working 3 days a week.

I'm Australian, and British. I don't vote anywhere because I don't live in either of those places. I will probably move back to Australia in the next few years. I'm just as disillusioned with both parties so I'm going Green, next time. I used to vote Left. I don't think the Greens are a viable option, really, it's more a shot above the bow vote.

I can't bear Australia's current PM.

Asleeponasunbeam Wed 29-Jul-15 07:40:42

Household income £90K. Public sector workers. Both members of the Labour Party.

Babiecakes11 Wed 29-Jul-15 07:41:09

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bigsnugglebunny Wed 29-Jul-15 07:41:27

Our household income is soley made up of benefits, as my partner and I are both carers for two of our children with disabilities. (Having both previously had careers - but you can never tell what life is going to throw at you) so most definitely less than the op! grin

I vote green, DP votes Labour. Unsure what the goat votes for, he's very secretive.

80srockheart Wed 29-Jul-15 07:41:49

Lone adult - £42000. Conservative.

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