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... to wonder if I'm the only Conservative voter on mumsnet? Is there anyone else out there or should I just go and hide my head in shame?

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freudianslips Wed 07-Oct-09 17:13:24

The title says it all. I'm not a toff. I'm just a normal mum and PhD student. I don't earn much and no-one in my family went to univeristy, let alone Eton. I'm getting the impression I'm in a tiny minority, possibly N=1. I haven't dared post on any of the political threads because I lack time and courage to be a lone voice of dissent. Anyone else out there or should I just accept that I * sniff * don't belong?

HolyBumoley Wed 07-Oct-09 17:14:55

No, no, you are not alone. We are in it together!

I am also a user (of private schools), so I am doubly a persona non grata. All I need to do is start reading the Daily Mail. grin

PS I am not a toff either.

PeachyTentativelyPosting Wed 07-Oct-09 17:15:26

Hide your head in shame woman!

NBo OK there are many of you, just that us more lefties are having a few threads atm; there have been many times when I have firmly believed myself to be only remiaing leftie here

Oh and good luck in the revolution, i'lls ave you a shed when we come for your home <<joke>>

Dragonfly73 Wed 07-Oct-09 17:16:41

i would call myself a swinging voter. At home in Australia i am a labour voter but over here (my adopted home of 10 years) i find my normal bias towards the left rapidly eroding and at the moment i am finding the tories an attractive choice.

So dont feel alone. we can not belong together!

MorrisZapp Wed 07-Oct-09 17:17:30

Loads of people on here have conservative values, they post all the time.

I think party politics are a red herring.

I'm a liberal myself.

carocaro Wed 07-Oct-09 17:18:20

I live in George Osbornes constituency (is that how you spell it?) and if you even say the word labour you get arrested.

In 5 years I have never seen a whiff of labour anything, not even a poster!

madwomanintheattic Wed 07-Oct-09 17:19:25

lol, no. i did have a small titter at the idea of 'i'm just a normal mum and phd student' though.

have you read andrea o'reilly's mothers in the academe stuff? grin am looking forward to the new study lol.

Morloth Wed 07-Oct-09 17:20:03

I am a swinging voter (I don't vote here at all but in the Australian elections). I personally don't think it is a good idea to have either party for anymore than about 8 years or so, so I change my vote accordingly between Labour and Conservative.

In Australia, the Conservatives are great at making money and getting the budget nice and tidy and most people getting wealthy, however they are crap at social services and after a few years those start to suffer, so it is time to switch to Labour, who are great at social stuff but rubbish with money, so after Medicare gets sorted and the schools and roads are good again, time to switch back to the Conservatives and so on...

Keep the bastards honest grin.

You guys expect too much of politicians here, it makes a lot more sense to assume they are all a bunch of criminals who are only out for themselves. Keep them for the paperwork but don't let them get too much power, seems the way forward.

diddl Wed 07-Oct-09 17:21:12

It´s odd, isn´t it?

For all the time that Margaret Thatcher was PM, you could never find anyone who voted Tory.

I always wondered how she got there and stayed there so long!

MorrisZapp Wed 07-Oct-09 17:25:17

I agree Morloth that people simply expect too much of politicians.

I always laugh at budget time when people say 'well, there's nothing in it for me' as if they had hoped the gvt would give them a birthday present or something.

The gvt can't make you happy, only you can do that.

AliGrylls Wed 07-Oct-09 17:25:24

In the absence of a decent government all you can do is vote for the best of a bad bunch.

On that basis I will vote conservative at the next election.

Ewe Wed 07-Oct-09 17:26:10

I wouldn't say I am a Conservative voter as I am a floating vote depending on my circumstances and policy issues. I am in a very Conservative household however, DP (wants to be an MP hmm) is at party conference getting pissed at the moment and one half of my family are tory through and through but my Dad on the other hand is an incredibly loyal Labour supporter.

I am still undecided. Might just vote Green!

6feetundertheGroundhogs Wed 07-Oct-09 17:32:07

YANBU, you are not alone!

bronze Wed 07-Oct-09 17:33:59

I wouldnt say I was conservative but find I have tendencies to agree with them. I think a lot comes from the fact they actually acknowledge rural communities exist whereas labour dont.

Draw a dot between green, cons and labour and I'm probably about there

pigletmania Wed 07-Oct-09 17:35:22

I am a Tory voter too, had enough of New Labour and Lib Dems.

redsky Wed 07-Oct-09 17:35:29

conservative here

Nancy66 Wed 07-Oct-09 17:36:36

If it wasn't for the fact that Conservative absolutely cannot win in my constituency, then I probably would vote for them.

sarah293 Wed 07-Oct-09 17:36:40

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GibbonWithAnAppleBobbingBibOn Wed 07-Oct-09 17:37:27

get thee behind me satan wink

mosschops30 Wed 07-Oct-09 17:38:09

Im a tory, my parents were too. They were normal working class people and so am I.

I am a little bit sad hmm that they want to freeze nurses pay though, can think of lots of other people more deserving in the NHS and other public sector jobs who would be better off with a pay freeze than nurses who work shifts and work like dogs for £20k

MintyCane Wed 07-Oct-09 17:38:15

Old Lefty here grin

GibbonWithAnAppleBobbingBibOn Wed 07-Oct-09 17:38:43

for all the tories obv

jcscot Wed 07-Oct-09 17:39:11

I'm an SNP voter when I live in Scotland but, when I lived in England (for eight years) I voted Tory.

My husband is a died-in-the-wool Tory and we both hope that the Tories will get in at the next election.

I'm interested in their Defence policy (particularly the announcement that they would double the op tour bounty) and I'll be keen to see the Forces manifesto they promised.

I think a lot of their budget cuts announced recently make sense.

sarah293 Wed 07-Oct-09 17:39:25

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GibbonWithAnAppleBobbingBibOn Wed 07-Oct-09 17:40:11

I was a very active memeber of the socialist workers party...the day I vote tory is the day I have finally sold my soul (feels like it at times when I look around me) sad

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