To ask if in your household you all share similar political leaning?

(101 Posts)
CarbonEmittingPenguin Fri 11-Mar-16 12:36:31

Just curious really. I've always been a LibDem supporter but since they've been blown into oblivion I'm considering changing my support or rather joining another party. I'm quite politically active so these topics do interest me. My H is a Tory through and through, come the EU referendum I'm going to vote to stay and he'll vote to leave. Our dcs are also split, they haven't had the opportunity to vote yet but at the next election they will do. Does everyone in your family home or even your family members have similar political views as you?

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Fri 11-Mar-16 12:41:00

Op you do know its a cross party issue, so linking his being a tory with voting leave, means nothing?

Many Tories will vote to stay just as many labour, lib dem will vote leave. Its a cross party issue.

I tend not to go into politics with DH. I do not know how he will vote, I suspect, stay. I vote Leave.

DF staunch Labour, as many family are too. I shamefully admit I voted for Blair and burnt my fingers, badly.

I am not entrenched and vote how I see fit at the time.

LittleLionMansMummy Fri 11-Mar-16 12:44:19

Dh and I have similar leanings, although tbh I can be a bit overbearing with my opinions (comes from growing up with a union spokesman dad) and he's not, by his own admission, exactly what I'd call a political animal. We hold similar values, if you like. Ds is 5 so has no opinion, although he did tell the people queueing at the polling station that they 'weren't allowed' to vote UKIP. Oops.

BrownAjah Fri 11-Mar-16 12:45:53

Me and DH are both of the same leaning, Green Party at the moment, generally left-leaning.

My family are all pretty staunch Labour supporters and aways have been. DH's Dad and brother really both pretty Tory. MIL thinks she's terribly liberal and a big environmentalist but in reality she's pretty racist and quite right-wing. DH is definitely the political black sheep smile

ApocalypseSlough Fri 11-Mar-16 12:46:43

DH and I are both Corbinite labour members and the DC will have us up against the wall as bourgeoisie grin

ilovesooty Fri 11-Mar-16 12:47:12

Only me in my household. I'm a Labour voter and a Corbyn supporter. I suspect my sister votes Conservative or may even have voted UKIP in the last election. My father was a Labour voter until the late 1970s when he defected to the Liberals. My mother voted LibDem while she was still able to vote.

LineyReborn Fri 11-Mar-16 12:48:18

No, we don't agree, and it can cause arguments.

ilovesooty Fri 11-Mar-16 12:48:32

My ex husband was a Labour supporter but he only ever voted once in a general election to my knowledge.

CarbonEmittingPenguin Fri 11-Mar-16 12:48:36

AMouse I never suggested that the two were linked. I know very well that it is a cross party issue and I know many people of differing political positions that will vote to leave or stay. I don't think I suggested that one therefore follows another confused

Grapejuicerocks Fri 11-Mar-16 12:49:27

Nope we are poles apart.

Gazelda Fri 11-Mar-16 12:49:40

We have similar political leanings, but disagree on EU referendum.

My first husband used to refuse to give me a lift (I couldn't drive) to the polling station because my vote would cancel his out!

Grapejuicerocks Fri 11-Mar-16 12:50:41

I suggested in the past that we didn't bother going to vote as we just cancel each other out, but no he wanted to go so I had to go too.

CarbonEmittingPenguin Fri 11-Mar-16 12:51:24

LineyReborn Do you then tend to avoid the subject? I always love a good debate with H about politics. It'll lead no-where though. My parents are Labour voters and I recall when I was first able to vote my DM telling me in no uncertain terms that I was to vote Labour despite whatever 'fanciful' views I'd picked up at Uni grin

Mistigri Fri 11-Mar-16 12:53:20

DH and I see both old lefties. DD14 is a card carrying French citizen (say no more).

DS13 on the other hand shows worrying libertarian tendencies and has occasionally been heard to equate taxation with theft grin

Grapejuicerocks Fri 11-Mar-16 12:54:06

x post. grin

We can agree to disagree. It causes no tensions.

LineyReborn Fri 11-Mar-16 12:56:04

OH and I had an argument about Brexit a week ago. I think we may well need to avoid that topic from now on...

ephemeralfairy Fri 11-Mar-16 12:56:57

DP and I are both pretty hard-line lefties. I have to school him on the finer points of feminism sometimes grin but mostly he's pretty clued up.

whattheseithakasmean Fri 11-Mar-16 13:04:10

DH supports SNP but they appall me - as does all narrow nationalism. However we have similar values & enjoy a good discussion, there is never any rancour or bad feeling.

I enjoy political debate but I am not wedded to any one party, I could vote Labour (not Corbyn!) or Lib Dem - never Tory, although I admire Ruth Davidson and I am not one of those mumsnetters who thinks all Tories are scum.

We will both vote to stay in the EU and a very worried by the possibility of Brexit.

StrawberryQuik Fri 11-Mar-16 13:09:23

DH and I are both lefties, me slightly more so as my parents are old hippies at heart. We used to go to student marches together, his politics were def one of the things that attracted me to him.

DH will be voting to stay in the EU as I'm an Italian citizen grin

YokoUhOh Fri 11-Mar-16 13:13:42

I'm a lefty, DH is a lefty, but a more pragmatic one (would prefer Labour to be in power rather than Corbyn-led). I could never date a Tory, in fact I find their views on most matters extremely distasteful and find it hard to be friends with Tories.

Oysterbabe Fri 11-Mar-16 13:15:00

we're both Tories. I'm voting to stay, he's voting to leave.

Treats Fri 11-Mar-16 13:15:34

I'm a LibDem; DH doesn't hold strong opinions. Both sets of parents are VERY Tory. My DF has finally come round to the idea that I don't share his opinions and we're starting to have some interesting discussions. I wouldn't dream of discussing anything political with my in-laws.

CarbonEmittingPenguin Fri 11-Mar-16 13:17:48

Interesting views. I always voted in line with my DM prior to forming my own views but it's increasingly occurring to me that it doesn't matter who you vote for as the outcome will largely be the same. As mouse put it, I also voted for Blair and today I wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire.

OTheHugeManatee Fri 11-Mar-16 13:18:03

DH and I voted totally opposite ways in the last election.

We're on the same side WRT the EU referendum though.

gentlydownthestreammm Fri 11-Mar-16 13:18:24

Fiscally DP is pretty right wing, I am pretty left wing.

We tend to not talk about politics!

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