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Lifelong Labour supporters who feel we need a more robust leader than Corbyn, how are you voting?

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LesLiaisonsDangereuses Thu 04-May-17 17:15:42

I have always voted Labour. I am a socialist. I loathe everything thé Tories have done to the disabled, to schools, their priorities are not mine. But I also feel strongly that Corbyn is incompetent. Thinking of voting Lib Dem with a heavy heart.
Any advice?

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 04-May-17 17:20:53

Either Lib Dems or spoiling paper.

It is getting ridiculous now. Chi Onwurah tweeted a really nasty tweet today about Prince Phillip retiring and as the journalist Stephen Pollard said

It takes a certain kind of genius to make things even worse for Labour on a day when there is no campaigning

He is right.

LordRothermereBlackshirtCunt Thu 04-May-17 17:22:22

Labour in the local elections, Lib Dem next month.

PaintingByNumbers Thu 04-May-17 17:22:34

still not decided. I like my lab mp which counts quite a bit but I aam antibrexit to.the extreme so might vote libdem

EatsShitAndLeaves Thu 04-May-17 17:23:43

I'm voting LibDem.

I can't support the current leadership team. sad

walruswhiskers Thu 04-May-17 17:24:01

I think LibDem. I voted Remain in the referendum and they are the Remain party. I can't vote for Corbyn et al in all conscience. With a heavy heart as the pp said.

LesLiaisonsDangereuses Thu 04-May-17 17:24:34

The odd thing is that my local MP is a remain-voting Tory and he seems quite competent and a very switched on local campaigner. I am considering......

HildaSnibbs Thu 04-May-17 17:25:43

Torn between Lab and Lib dem. I don't want my vote interpreted as a pro-Corbyn vote but I think my Lab MP has been doing quite a good job- so, still undecided. Probably tipping towards LibDem.

walruswhiskers Thu 04-May-17 17:26:02

Mine too, lesliasons. But I still
Couldn't do that!

LesLiaisonsDangereuses Thu 04-May-17 17:26:09

I am in a deeply Tory area so Labour never get in anyway. Maybe Lib Dem is the way to go.
From this thread it seems like the LDs could benefit hugely from disaffected Labour folk.

MrsBungle Thu 04-May-17 17:26:50

I voted lib dem this morning and I felt like a big traitor. I only had the choice of lib dem, Tory or labour as no other parties stood in my constituency or I'd have voted green.

bookworm14 Thu 04-May-17 17:26:50

Party member here for 17 years but in despair at the current state of the party. I've been on the point of leaving multiple times but DH has always persuaded me to stay and fight!

No local elections here but I will vote labour in the general because I know our local MP and respect her hugely. Genuinely no idea what I'd do if local MP/candidate was a corbynite.

LesLiaisonsDangereuses Thu 04-May-17 17:26:56

If I was in a Labour area it would be a different story. But it is Kingston Upon Thames! Labour has no chance.

BorisJohnsonsHair Thu 04-May-17 17:28:37

Vote Labour. You're supposed to vote for policies, not the current leader.

I think a lot of people think it's an American-style system where you're voting for the President.

LesLiaisonsDangereuses Thu 04-May-17 17:30:30

But Boris Infeel I must send a message to Labour HQ that Corbyn must go and be replaced by someone which some fire in heir belly. I cannot tolerate the man's wet lettuce-ness.

MrsBungle Thu 04-May-17 17:33:49

I'm perfectly aware I'm not voting for a party leader however I'm disillusioned with the party and won't be voting for them until it changes.

CheeseandGherkins Thu 04-May-17 17:34:31

Labour and that's because of the leadership. Not what you asked but there you go.

TeamRick Thu 04-May-17 17:38:10

Lib Dem! And I swore I never would after they went in to Coalition with the Tories! Sigh!
What a mess!
There's a website that tells you how to vote tactically to try and get the Tories out maybe have a look at that!

Everytimeref Thu 04-May-17 17:38:21

Labour. Party over leadership every time. I lived through the Maggie era and my worst fear is a Tory landslide. That would be worse than any "weak Labour leader".

Valentine2 Thu 04-May-17 17:40:22

DH is. He is still voting Labour he says. He says he can't see why he shouldn't vote based on what he thinks is right because leaders come and go. And it's worth it if it gives May the boot or something close to that.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 04-May-17 17:46:03

Vote Labour. You're supposed to vote for policies, not the current leader.

No sorry I can not vote Labour with Corbyn in charge.

Tournesol Thu 04-May-17 17:48:36

Sticking with my socialist principles and voting Labour. I am no Corbyn fan but a Tory landslide would be a disaster and losing good Labour MPs because of Corbyn would be awful.

LesLiaisonsDangereuses Thu 04-May-17 17:57:20

everytimeref I think you are right. Will vite Labour. The thing is that the LD leadership is also no great shakes so it is hardly a compelling idea. Sigh.

YokoReturns Thu 04-May-17 18:02:00

Lib Dem in both elections.

Corbyn used to be my MP, so I've voted for him directly in the past, but he's been almost completely useless as Labour leader.

MaroonPencil Thu 04-May-17 18:07:29

I am a lifelong Labour voter. I voted Labour in the locals. I will vote LibDem, for the first time in my life, for the general. My reasoning is that mine is an area that fell to the Tories from the LibDems last election so LibDems have a chance to oust the incumbent Tory, while Labour have no hope in this constituency. That has never stopped me voting for them before, but I am going to vote LibDem this time - I like the candidate, as well.

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