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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?

LibrarianByDay Tue 06-Nov-12 23:50:42

Alis - you are absolutely, totally, and utterly wrong! Do you actually live in the UK? confused

In the UK, you vote for a candidate who says they are standing for a party. You are voting for an MP - not for a party and not for the PM (the ONLY people in this country who voted for the PM are the people who live in his Witney constituency and they elected him as their MP to represent their views).

No-one in this country ever gets impeached!!

FannyFifer Tue 06-Nov-12 23:53:19


Woozley Tue 06-Nov-12 23:53:37

Depends on the type of election really, my last answer was if there were a general election tomorrow.

Last general election I voted lib dem as I liked their manifesto.

Last European election I voted Green as I preferred what their candidate had to say.

Last Parish Council elections I voted Conservative - the incumbents who seem to be doing a good job.

In the Police Commissioner elections I'll be voting for an independent candidate.

Woozley Tue 06-Nov-12 23:57:33

They can't be impeached, but a vote of no confidence would usually see them resign.

Mousefunk Wed 07-Nov-12 00:03:03

Was always a lib dem until they became tory bummers. So now green party, would go labour but Miliband.. well what can I say?

akaemmafrost Wed 07-Nov-12 00:03:53


NewNames Wed 07-Nov-12 00:06:31

You won't vote labour because of Ed? You might not like him but I believe the party is bigger than the leader. Yes, it makes a difference but there are thousands of people that make up labour. smile

MurderOfGoths Wed 07-Nov-12 00:12:03

Last time Lib Dem hmm

Next time, probably Green

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 07-Nov-12 00:12:06

Librarian yes I do. And I was in fact,just wrong. Given I follow politics I really really should know better this is what happens when one routinely spoils ballots


LibrarianByDay Wed 07-Nov-12 00:29:18

OK - I'll let you off!

I spent far too much time studying electoral systems in my student days - makes me rather pedantic!

perceptionreality Wed 07-Nov-12 00:32:20

Labour here, always - also a member of the Labour party.

HorridHeffalumpsWickedWoozles Wed 07-Nov-12 00:43:28

Another member of the MN minority here; I'm a firm Tory voter.

Very much agree with poster who said that you should vote based on policy not the current leader and their 'likeability'.

BrittaPerry Wed 07-Nov-12 00:43:53

Labour voter and party member here.

A few years ago, I was sat in a uni class ON A POLITICS MODULE (ok, as par of a socoil policy degree, but that is hardly an excuse) and people were moaning because they never voted for Gordon Brown. I got scowled at for asking if they were from his constituency or party members.

People really have no idea.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 07-Nov-12 00:47:12

I vote Labour although I would class myself as a socialist.

Obama (I also think he's to far right)

purplepenguin86 Wed 07-Nov-12 00:48:25

I'm 26 and vote Green.

I would consider voting Labour if it would get the Tories out, but I'm in a Tory stronghold anyway unfortunately, so I go with my morals and vote Green.

EauRouge Wed 07-Nov-12 00:51:20

Another disillusioned Lib Dem voter. Will probably vote Labour next time but I live in a very blue area so it makes pretty much no difference who I vote for.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Wed 07-Nov-12 01:02:41

Although I'm entitled to, I actually don't vote in GE at the moment as I live overseas and think it's a bit unfair to get a vote when what happens doesn't really affect me directly.

Historically I've voted Conservative (although i've considered Lib Dem). However, I'm not sure it really makes a huge amount of difference at the moment. If Labour were in now, they'd be cutting like crazy too. I think we're at a stage where there is actually not very much choice on policy, especially economic policy, which is what people tend to care about most. No government can spend what it doesn't have.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 07-Nov-12 01:04:45

No worries Librarian I'd rather be put right! smile

I get all pedantic about law. Cannot let it go,ever. Once stood up and shouted "the law doesn't exist to appease your moral sensibilities" after a pub debate got slightly out of hand at uni. So I know where you're coming from!

I've noticed nobody is admitting they would vote for Romney - this must mean all MNetters are sane!

Labour, but I consider myself Leftwing, so I vote for the 'leftest' at one time the LibDems were more Left than Labour

Watching the US results with interest.

NovemberRain Wed 07-Nov-12 01:07:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JessicaLub Wed 07-Nov-12 01:09:01

I will always vote labour because I am working class.

NovemberRain Wed 07-Nov-12 01:11:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Wed 07-Nov-12 01:13:12

at one time the LibDems were more Left than Labour

I know. That was odd. I guess what happened was that TB took Labour so far into the middle incursions into Tory territory not uncommon) that the LD's lost their traditional central ground, so moved over to the left.

I actually think all the main parties should split/realign. A new party made up of the Tory wets and the more RW labour members could probably form a majority gov.

You're probably onto something there, RMPMBT.

Politics seems so diluted these days.

JessicaLub Wed 07-Nov-12 01:22:59

The Tories (in this country), look after their own.
There is austerity and hardship; but not for the "Old Boys Network".
They tighten their belts by passing the buck down the line, without any restriction of their lifestyle.
The Tories learned by Thatcher's mistakes. Now they rob the poorest by stealth.

5-8% increase in energy costs from December......
And it's a privatised cartel.

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