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AIBU To ask what party do you vote for?

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Goldchilled7up Tue 06-Nov-12 21:06:46

I feel that a high percentage of mumneters vote labour. I do, what about you?

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Tue 06-Nov-12 22:27:30

Have lost all faith in our political parties so in the future will be voting solely based on who I think would be best as my local MP.

I live in America now and gutted I can't vote - it is seriously scary how close this is going to be!!

VernonSmith Tue 06-Nov-12 22:33:36

Pleased to meet you, degutastic.

RubyFakeNails Tue 06-Nov-12 22:34:13

I think I originally voted for the UK Communist Party, then the Socialist Workers or Socialist Labour Party or something, can't remember exactly, then it was Labour a few times.

Then came Iraq, and I will not vote for Labour again until they lose the entire generation of politicians who participated in that scandal.

So now I vote Green Party.

weegiemum Tue 06-Nov-12 22:37:53

In last few I've gone SNP. I live in Glasgow. They're more left wing than labour but have a chance of getting in.

Last general election I stood in the ballot box, undecided between SNP and LibDem. I went SNP. I'm so glad I wasn't party to the Unholy Alliance!

RubyFakeNails Tue 06-Nov-12 22:39:59

Oh and I voted for that independent female candidate for the London Mayor Elections last time.

Ridiculous considering I can't remember her name now.

Whoknowswhocares Tue 06-Nov-12 22:40:14

Has been different over time depending on which cretins are screwing up when. They've all done as badly as each other and are all completely untrustworthy, money grabbing and incompetent so I don't want to vote for any of them now.

BoakFace Tue 06-Nov-12 22:41:28

There are lots of champagne socialists on mumsnet.

People who admit to voting conservative get attacked on most political threads.

EuroShagmore Tue 06-Nov-12 22:41:57


We are a MN minority.

GreenShadow Tue 06-Nov-12 22:42:36

I don't vote for a party, but for a candidate.

Over the last 10/20 years, I have voted for candidates from all 3 main parties at General Elections plus independents at local elections.

TuppenceBeresford Tue 06-Nov-12 22:47:11

Labour and Obama!

Woozley Tue 06-Nov-12 22:50:20

Labour, but only as the slightly lesser of several evils. Still, Romney makes Cameron almost look acceptable. Glad I live here not the US.

MrsApplepants Tue 06-Nov-12 23:00:41

Tory. Another member of the minority here smile

CaliforniaLeaving Tue 06-Nov-12 23:06:20

When I lived in UK I voted Tory. Now I'm in the US I voted Obama. When we move back to UK I think I'll have to re think everything. Not sure if I'm still Tory or not.

hiddenhome Tue 06-Nov-12 23:06:37

I'm not able to classify myself, so I no longer vote. I dislike them all tbh. I'm probably socialist at heart, but I loathe the labour party, so cannot possibly support them.

Jinsei Tue 06-Nov-12 23:16:15

I really struggle to understand anyone who would support Romney. It's scary to think that he could be the next US president.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 06-Nov-12 23:21:29

I'd never vote Labour (something of a rarity in Wales) but will not reveal who I did vote for.

I'd vote Obama if American. He's not delivered on a lot of policies but he is at least sane. A charge you could never lay at Romney's door. utter fucking mad man

nancy75 Tue 06-Nov-12 23:22:59

The last election I voted lib dem, based on the lib dem candidate being the only one that actually lived in my borough, not that it mattered because I live in a true blue Tory stronghold. In the mayoral elections I voted for Boris, it was a vote against ken livingstone rather than a vote for Boris.

nancy75 Tue 06-Nov-12 23:24:27

I would vote Obama if in the USA, Romney is too much like a snake oil salesman for my liking, and the Mormonism bothers me.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 06-Nov-12 23:24:42

I used to flutter between Labour and Lib Dem but the former messed up so badly with Iraq and ID cards that I loathe them and the Lib Dems got into bed with the Tories so they are out. I couldn't vote Tory if my life depended on it Scottish parents even though my local MP was Conservative and wonderful, helpful and even Red Ken thought he was a stand up bloke.

Am in Canada now and I vote locally but also never the Conservatives.

LibrarianByDay Tue 06-Nov-12 23:30:55

No one votes for a party! You all vote for candidates who state that they agree with the views of one party or another but who, in reality, are completely free to do what they want once they are elected.

Just saying! There seems to be widespread confusion about the reality of how our electoral system actually works.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 06-Nov-12 23:34:30,we vote for the party but people think they are voting for the individual. They have can't just do what they want once PM,the majority of the party (or at least the cabinet) must agree, or they can be made to step down/impeached. Why else would they have votes within their own party?

MoppingMummy Tue 06-Nov-12 23:39:02

Labour always.

I'd vote Obama if in America.

ExitPursuedByABrrrrrrr Tue 06-Nov-12 23:43:18

Tory - although I have voted UKIP and Green in the past for tactical pointless reasons. Would vote for Obama in the US.

NewNames Tue 06-Nov-12 23:48:05


Womenandchickensfirst Tue 06-Nov-12 23:49:54

Labour, ex councillor and agent for MP. Not getting along too well with Ed though...Just made Obamabuns to celebrate the victory!

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