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How anyone can vote Tory?

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Stella8686 Thu 28-Nov-19 23:40:27

After seeing some pro labour and pro conservatives posts recently I am genuinely interested to see what makes someone vote conservative


1. Hard/ quick Brexit
2. Looking after your own finances
3. Hatred for Labour/ Corbyn

ABIU to not be able to think of any single other reason to vote conservative?

plantainchips Thu 28-Nov-19 23:44:48

Ugh this is so overdone.

HoldNose Thu 28-Nov-19 23:46:31

Don't vote, it just encourages them.

Stella8686 Thu 28-Nov-19 23:48:13

To be clear I will be voting Labour as I want to bolster public services BUT I don't like Labours manifesto (I think it's too radical/ unattainable) and although I respect Corbyn for his principles I believe the leader of the party should be less polarising as its NOT the Corbyn show, he has to lead the party and the government/ country.

I believe the country needs to sort brexit and SLOWLY get back on track not make radical spending.

I could not in good conscience vote Conservatives for many reasons but mainly that I truly believe they think the lower classes and the public services are a drain on the country. That they are out of touch, entitled and privileged and don't understand what matters to average people

1. NHS
2. Schools
3. Crime and police numbers
4. Ending child poverty
5. Brexit sorted (either way personally)
6. Immigration

That's my rant!!!!

DowntownAbby Thu 28-Nov-19 23:48:39

How many cunting threads on this?

MNHQ needs to get a fucking grip!

MikeUniformMike Thu 28-Nov-19 23:50:00

You just put an x next to the candidate's name I think. I've not tried it.

ConfessionsOfTeenageDramaQueen Thu 28-Nov-19 23:50:49

By going into the polling station where, thanks to a democratic society, they can put an X down next to any name they like without fear of reprisal (which is more than what we can expect from a Corbyn government).

Stella8686 Thu 28-Nov-19 23:51:23

Sorry to outrage you, but keep scrolling If you don't like it!!!

I'll be putting more posts on when I'm asking for advice from being in working (30 hours single parent) poverty!

Politics matters



MikeUniformMike Thu 28-Nov-19 23:52:28

I usually vote for the candidate who I think will be the best MP for the constituency.

Stella8686 Thu 28-Nov-19 23:52:37

If you read my post I am actually interested as there's a lot I don't like about Labour!

HoldNose Thu 28-Nov-19 23:53:48

It's like a dozen political campaigners knocking on your door each day, angry ranting about their pet issues.

SilverySurfer Thu 28-Nov-19 23:54:30

I assuming other Tory voters do the same as me, I go to the polling station, they give me the voting paper, I go into a booth, identify the Conservative candidate and put a cross against his or her name. I then leave the booth, and the polling station and go home.


Butterisbest Thu 28-Nov-19 23:56:54

Well, I've been voting for about 40 years and as pp have said, when you are given the ballot paper you go and hide in the box, mark an X next to the candidate you want to vote for and I believe that's it job done.

Butterisbest Thu 28-Nov-19 23:57:30

Cross post with many

Stella8686 Thu 28-Nov-19 23:58:03

Still not heard any reasonings?

Butterisbest Fri 29-Nov-19 00:00:16

You didn't ask for reasons, you just asked how could this happen

Stella8686 Fri 29-Nov-19 00:00:16

Convince me without using the 3 reasons above?

I get the gist of putting an x in a box.
No good arguments for the tories other than self interest yet?

disneydatknee Fri 29-Nov-19 00:01:33

I just want the Tories out so I'm tactically voting labour as they are my best bet. I dont like Corbin but hes just their poster boy. I dislike boris, hes a bumbling idiot. My parents and most others their age are voting Brexit party. I'm so over Brexit. Like I couldn't care less now what happens with that. I'm more concerned about cuts to schools, the NHS, police and fire service.

AnalUnicorn Fri 29-Nov-19 00:01:44

This is tedious.

Butterisbest Fri 29-Nov-19 00:02:19

I don't think that you're interested in reasons why anyone could vote for the Conservative Party. You just want to rant about those evil Tory people.

TrixieFranklin Fri 29-Nov-19 00:03:06

Are you incapable of making an informed decision yourself based on your own research? Or at the very least doing an advanced search on this? It's worrying that people who know so little can vote.

BarbeDwyer Fri 29-Nov-19 00:05:21

Labour are making promises that they are unlikely to be able to keep.
I think Labour will win and it makes me feel uneasy.

MarshmallowMuggle Fri 29-Nov-19 00:12:14

You want to bolster public services and you think other people should pay for it, is that it?

Labour ranters (not ordinary labour voters, which luckily is most of them!) always seem very keen to spend other people’s money.

Stella8686 Fri 29-Nov-19 00:17:53

Other people's money?

So it's not your money for your pubic services too?

You don't use NHS?
Or public schools
Or the police/ fires service in your area?

It's your public services too

DowntownAbby Fri 29-Nov-19 00:20:44

Labour aren't getting in.

Understand that. Get over it.

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