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Calling all marginal constituency MN's.......

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Josw19 Thu 28-Apr-05 14:27:13

How are you voting compared to the last election?

BearintheBigBlueHouse Thu 28-Apr-05 14:28:31

same - X in a box
no seriously, same as before, but with a heavy heart

Pamina3 Thu 28-Apr-05 14:30:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tiddlypom Thu 28-Apr-05 14:33:25

I know the Green party candidate and have a great deal of respect for him.

But I don't want the Tory to get in.

jamiesam Thu 28-Apr-05 14:35:07


Know this is really hopeless, but how do you find out the results for last time round? I believe I'm in a marginal constituency, and know I will vote the same as last time round. But want to persuade dh to change his vote for sitting MP.

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 14:36:06

I know this is totally off subject and really silly...but when it says the last posters name on the Active Conversation lists it's in this squiggly font and 'tiddlypom' really looked like 'tiddlyporn'! I had to come and check!!

MissChief Thu 28-Apr-05 14:37:48

2001 results if you want to be tactical this time.

tiddlypom Thu 28-Apr-05 14:42:13

Oh Christ does that mean I've got to change my name? Or is it just your filthy mind fastasleep?

MissChief Thu 28-Apr-05 14:43:11

it's the insomnia getting to her

tiddlypom Thu 28-Apr-05 14:43:15

AArgghh no you're right, it does look like Tiddlyporn!

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 14:43:30

I think it's me I'm sorry I was sat there with exactly this expression for a second though!

Solution: change the fonts on my damn computer!

Pamina3 Thu 28-Apr-05 14:43:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 14:44:45

Please tiddly...don't change it.. please!

jamiesam Thu 28-Apr-05 14:47:23

Thanks MissChief

tiddlypom Thu 28-Apr-05 14:52:20

You're lucky - I can't be bothered...

to change my name I mean - of course I'll vote

astonished Thu 28-Apr-05 14:54:54

Mischeif, just looked at your link, didn't realise that my Labour MP was only 1% ahead of the tories in the last election. there goes my tactical voting.

DillyDally Thu 28-Apr-05 14:56:45

Go to which has more details on the sitting mp and what they voted for

some of us are facing blumin awful decisions as the only two likely to get in in my constituency are Oona King or George Galloway - what a choice

jamiesam Thu 28-Apr-05 14:59:56


Just looked at the Guardian link. Our Lib Dem candidates leaflet had misled me. It quotes results of 2004 LOCAL elections across the city - where Lab took 39% of the vote and Lib took 35% of the vote. In this constituency at last general election, Lab took 61.5% of the vote and next best, Lib took 19.7% of the vote. Not the most marginal of constituencies then!

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 15:02:17

We live in a scary place where last time the two top parties by far were Labour and then the second was a really bloody scary Liberal guy!! 'Bring back the cane' 'setting dogs on foxes is a good sport' 'We'd be better off bombing those smelly Europeans than making friends with them' etc etc! Lol I'm still voting Lib Dem though...even though they got a measly 2% of the votes last time!

astonished Thu 28-Apr-05 15:07:38

AAAAAAAAagghhhhhhhh, the plot thickens, who the bloody hell do I vote for?? Just looked at your link DillyDally and looked at what my MP voted for. I know I'm leaving it all a bit late in the day but she doesn't come close to representing me. What to do eh?? Can't vote Tories as can't stand michael Howard but a vote for lib dems will probably put them in shit shit shit.

CountessDracula Thu 28-Apr-05 15:08:41

what exactly constitutes marginal?

Josw19 Thu 28-Apr-05 15:08:50

Pamina - make no mistake the Tories could easily win back Wimbledon - it was always a Tory seat pre 97. A vote for anyone other than Casale is tory vote in my opinion.

Pamina3 Thu 28-Apr-05 15:13:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NomDePlume Thu 28-Apr-05 15:17:26

I have no idea what the situation is in my constituency but we had a BNP leaflet through the door this morning <shudder>, it makes me want to vom. All the public mistrust in the big 2 (or 3 if you want to be pedantic), helps to give scary parties like the BNP that little bit more breathing space and a few more voters.

DickWhittingtonsCat Thu 28-Apr-05 15:25:22

This is quite useful for disgruntled old labour types. I looked at all the websites of all our candidates and even emailed one of them to ask for a clear indication of her policies on certain issues, and she has not bothered to reply.

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