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OK I'm running around screaming VOTE TODAY now!!!!

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Noonki Thu 04-Jun-09 09:15:20

Yes it's today.

There is a real possibilty the BNP will get a seat.

If you don't vote you are kind of complicit in any victory they have.

so VOTE VOTE VOTE

the polls are open til 10pm
if you forgot to send a postal vote you can hand it in to the polling station.

lucyellensmumisgreat Thu 04-Jun-09 09:33:46

I am not planning on voting, but you do make one hell of a good point there noonki - but one that means im going to spend my day trying to search out my polling card! bollocky bollox.

Would it be horribly complacent to think that because i live in a conservative stronghold which is (i hate to say this) affluent and white that i dont need to worry about the BNP? It would be wojuldnt it, i had a leaflet through my door, fuck, i have to vote - but who to vote FOR? If i waste my vote on a small party i may as well not bother - does that mean i have to vote for one of the bigger parties that i have no faith in?? Oh dear, this is why i don't vote, does my HEAD in!

FAQinglovely Thu 04-Jun-09 09:35:32

I am going to try and get into town to vote - not sure how to fit it in with schools but will do my best - can't vote tonight as I'm not walking down in the evening on my own and the buses will have stopped by then hmm

leonifay Thu 04-Jun-09 09:40:47

you dont need your poling card to vote as long as you know where your polling station is, just turn up and tell them your adress and name.

Wheelybug Thu 04-Jun-09 09:43:02

I'm going to vote shortly - although no idea who I'm going to vote for but it will be voting against rather than for IYSWIM. I also think voting is important even though I don't have any strong political leanings.

May just get dd to do the cross wink.

Noonki Thu 04-Jun-09 09:43:35

lucyellen and FAQ do it!!!

sometimes it is only a handful of votes that makes the difference and given the current political climate no one knows what will happen.people will be disillutnalled with the tories and go for a more extremist group.

Lucyellen, there is a real possibility that in a tory stronghold a lot of

on the other thread this website was given in which you do a quiz as to which policys you like and it tells you which party most agrees with you

www.votematch.co.uk/europe/

NationalFlight Thu 04-Jun-09 09:46:27

I've asked my Dad to tell me who to vote for as I agree with his politics and haven't a clue myself.

Probably liberal i think. Didn't realise it was today, how crap am I? Someone at school mentioned it.

andiem Thu 04-Jun-09 09:48:14

I HAVE

TrillianAstra Thu 04-Jun-09 09:48:38

I know who I want to vote for on the county council elections, but not europe so might try your thingy Noonki.

HAte BNP things by the side of big roads saying 'say no to the EU' with a £ symbol. Because the EU and joining the Euro are synonymous, right? I don't want to join the Euro, but I do want to stay in the EU. Definitely targeting those who don't understand the distinction.

Wheelybug Thu 04-Jun-09 09:49:33

Noonki - that was potentially very helpful although am embarrassed to admit I didn't know enough about some of the issues. The main problem though is that my result came out equal between the two parties I'm choosing between so didn't help me in the end!!

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 04-Jun-09 09:50:27

Lucyellensmum, the BNP have been campaigning hard in white Tory areas near us, which I guess must mean they think they are in with a chance.
The BNP aren't going to sweep to power in this election but they could very well get some of the few seats they need to get a toehold which will put them in a much stronger position for the future.

LaundryFairy Thu 04-Jun-09 09:51:10

All done. Helps that polling station is at DS' school. I agree with you - the thought of BNP getting in sends shivers down my spine!

TrillianAstra Thu 04-Jun-09 09:52:08

WHo on earth are 'Libertas'?

AliGrylls Thu 04-Jun-09 09:53:57

People will be disillusioned but most people with a brain will not be voting BNP.

I'm voting lib dems. They are the best of a bad bunch. I like Nick Clegg and grey haired dude, Vincent Campbell.

There was an article on Vincent in the Sunday Times (Relative Values) and he seems like a really nice, honest guy. He is one of the few whose hands have not been caught in the kitty.

FAQinglovely Thu 04-Jun-09 09:55:28

Noonki - it's easy to say "do it" - but it's a long trek from here to town and I have commitments this afternoon before school run time. Of course if the polling station wasn't so difficult to get to I wouldn't even be wondering if I could make it today......

NationalFlight Thu 04-Jun-09 09:56:39

Apparently there is a party called 'English liberal' or something which is basically a cover for the BNP? Friend just told me that. So don't be hoodwinked.

Thanks for the link Noonki, I hadn't a CLUE about most of those questions but managed about 6 answers. blush

It came out as green with liberal a close second, so will prob tactically go with liberal.

NationalFlight Thu 04-Jun-09 09:57:16

Faq, did you apply for a postal vote?

Longtalljosie Thu 04-Jun-09 10:01:17

Trillian - these guys

Noonki Thu 04-Jun-09 10:07:00

faq..how annoying, we seem to have a polling station on the corner of every street here

I would apply for a postal vote next time if i were you.

SoupDragon Thu 04-Jun-09 10:08:54

There are loads of made up parties on the voting form here. Haven't a clue who most of them are or what their policies are. Actually, I haven't a clue what any of the parties policies are...

HelloBeastie Thu 04-Jun-09 10:13:26

Rehashing my post from the 'Vote tomorrow' thread...

The beauty of the European elections is that they are proportional representation so you can vote for the party you actually support, not just the one you think has a chance of winning.

But each constituency has several MEPs, so if you get over 15-20% of the vote you get a seat.
Eg, my constituency (West Midlands) has:
3 x Conservatives
2 x Labour
1 x Lib Dem
1 x UKIP

That's why the BNP are so excited, if they get over a certain percentage of the total vote they will get an MEP seat, with all the accordant publicity and funding. And if only, y'know, 100 people turned out to vote, they could do that with 20 votes. Which is why the BNP may benefit from this expenses hoo-ha making voters for the main parties not bother turning out.

JessJess3908 Thu 04-Jun-09 10:17:25

YANBU - just don't go throwing yourself in front of the king's horse.

Noonki Thu 04-Jun-09 10:28:10

well said again HelloBeastie

roulade Thu 04-Jun-09 10:29:17

Nice link Noonki! Just helped me decide smile

Noonki Thu 04-Jun-09 10:36:55

It's good isn't it morningtownride posted it on the other thread.

(I have to admit I wasnt sure about some of the questions!)

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