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If the general election were tomorrow - who would MN vote in?

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OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 12-Oct-09 12:20:10

two parts to this question.

1) Ideally, who would you vote for if the General Election were tomorrow?

2)If you are a tactical voter who would you vote for instead?

So me:
1)Lib Dem

3107 Sat 21-Nov-09 12:57:18

Labour all the time. They are the party most genuinely concerned with family and social welfare. If the Tory's get in, say goodbye to your Child Tax Credits...

said Sat 21-Nov-09 13:23:35

a) Labour
b) Lib Dem

Prinnie Sat 21-Nov-09 13:27:54

1) Conservative
2) Conservative

Buntytea Sat 21-Nov-09 13:29:30

1) Conservative
2) N/A

nickelbabe Sat 21-Nov-09 13:30:54

1) Lib Dem
2) Lib Dem

they're the only answer. and after seeing Nick clegg's broadcast the other day, i can honestly say i'm even more inclined to them. grin

hatwoman Sat 21-Nov-09 13:32:00

1. lib dem
2. lib dem

has ever been thus. I was rather delighted in 97 - I lived in a marginal tory-lib dem consituency and the lib dems got in by about 60 votes. gave me a real feeling of actually mattering.

hatwoman Sat 21-Nov-09 13:34:13

I'm smiling to myself about this thread's potential to be a useful point of reference. having a heated debate? want to know exactly where the participants stand? bookmark this thread...

nickelbabe Sat 21-Nov-09 13:54:30

i had the same thing, hatwoman!

(okay, nearly similar)

a friend and i both voted lib dem and when the results came in the results were however-many-thousand and two! so we could really see our votes on the table!

On current evidence I suspect MN would vote in Charlie Brooker if the election were tomorrow. With Chris Corcoran as First Minister for Wales.

ThingOneofYourNightmares Sat 21-Nov-09 14:09:24

1. Liberal Democrat.
2. N/A, I live in a Liberal Democrat seat. No tactical voting needed.

Peachy Sat 21-Nov-09 14:13:22

1) Green or Lib Dem

2) Labour, but Hell would freeze over before Cons got in here IMO, and I'd have to be really worried about something to vote tactically. Like if the BNP were likely to get in.

howboutnow Sat 21-Nov-09 14:17:34

Like Teamcullen, we were dragged out as kids to vote Labour so have always voted for them. Until 1997. New Labour are not the same as the Labour party, they took on Tory policies and continued to work for big business and the bankers. I would have thought it was obvious they had abandoned the working classes when Brown abolished the 10% tax threshold.

howboutnow Sat 21-Nov-09 14:21:30

So how would I vote now? I voted LibDems because of their opposition to the Iraq war but I don't like their policies on Europe. My area is a Tory stronghold but if it wasn't I would look into whether the current MP had been involved in the Expences scandal and if they had I would check out the others and if they all had been involved I would vote for an independent.

plus3 Sat 21-Nov-09 14:26:32

1) Labour

2) N/A don't believe in tactical voting.

Whilst I can see the advantage of a change of government after a prolonged period of time, there is just no way I could ever bring myself to vote Tory. Never.

howboutnow Sat 21-Nov-09 14:34:19

But voting New Labour is voting Tory-lite.

Thatcher was asked what her greatest achievement was and she replied, 'New Labour'.

nickelbabe Sat 21-Nov-09 16:52:47

howboutnow: you are spot on with that.
new labour really really isn't socialist like it's supposed to be.

Spacehoppa Sun 22-Nov-09 22:00:16

1) It isn't tomorrow yet

Maybe a bit too tactical there?

DamascusRose Mon 23-Nov-09 04:21:34


Apologies for going off on one in my own little "Goodbye to Lenin" style, day 11 of whole family Swine Flu incarceration and 4 night of next to no sleep. I'm waiting for my camomile tea to cool...

Like my sisters above, joined the Party when 15 (I think that is/was the age) and canvassed from an early age. Was in student politics at ULU & marched my socks off etc in the 1980's. Can still sing the Red Flag and the Internationale! I'm a clause 4rite - but also realised that even if New Labour wasn't quite me - I was still more for them than I could be for anyone else. I remember what is was like living those formative years under the Tories. Remember my bro's kids singing "ding dong the witch is dead" when Thatcher milk-snatcher had to stand down (anyone see that TV play recently - spine chilling). Remember all those elections we strove to win, like Kinnock's last stand, then John Smith's death... Our area elected the first Labour MP and was dying in "greed is good" era. My folks hosted miners families during the strike. Now we have all the impact of Sure start, free nursery places at internationally recognised council nurseries, all primary aged kids have free school dinner available to them etc. But - the Iraq war and the lies and playing poodle to Bush...we were living in the Middle East in the late 90's, and stayed up listening to the election results in 97 on the World Service, we celebrated with breakfast at a posh hotel and sat with other expats in the business suite after watching the TV. I have Iraqi relatives - Arab and Kurd, I have travelled & worked in Iraq. We marched again, protested and lobbied. I cut up my membership card and sent it back. However, the day after the European elections when the BNP got in, I re-joined the party and my DH joined for the first time.

SpringBlossom Wed 25-Nov-09 09:10:43

Hmmm. After years of voting Labour/Lib Dem I thought I was going to finally do the unthinkable and vote Tory. I'd even got as far as telling my DH and BF (expecting to be shouted down - in fact they sort of shrugged and mumbled a bit). I don't know though, I think the Conservative decision on Europe was really disappointing. Whilst I can't bear Brown and the shambles of the last 12 years I can't bring myself to vote for David Cameron as I don't know he's got a plan that convinces me either...

Willbreakmybones Wed 25-Nov-09 22:22:16


However, I was with Tony Blair and NEW Labour up until about 2002 when the cluncking fist started wasting all our hard earned money.

Aubergines Wed 25-Nov-09 22:25:57

Today I might avoid voting for the man who didn't bother to research his points for Prime Ministers Questions today and tried to spark hysteria about terrorism in schools to score political points. Sorry David but that was shameful.

scaryteacher Wed 25-Nov-09 23:31:07


kerstina Fri 11-Dec-09 16:50:19

I agree with what teamcullen has said .I am fed up with all the negative press Gordon Brown and the government are getting at the moment .We need to think about all the positive things they have done.From a personal point of view i am happy with all the improvements to preschool education.I think surestart schemes have been very worthwhile .I am pleased with child tax credit.I did not support the war in Iraq at all but i am sure that if the tories had of been in power unfortunately it would still have gone ahead. I will be voting Labour again as i think he has handled our country well in this global recession.Also i would like to see a lot more resources put into helping our elderly people both for care in their own homes and in care homes.What are the tories planning? to cut inheritance tax party for the rich and selfish.

coconutice Thu 17-Dec-09 20:31:44

As I have now become totally disillusioned by all sides I think I'll be spoiling my paper. Can't not vote - people died so we have that opportunity - but really all sides are much of a muchnes, they all say what they think the media will accept and policy is basically decided through the sound bite.
Tactically, the land here is deep blue so probably would have to go red, but don’t think I can do it.

Wolliw Fri 05-Feb-10 16:25:02

1. Green
2. Lib Dem

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