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To change who I'm voting for last minute

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gunting · 07/06/2017 22:12

Since the election was called, I joined a political party. I went to meetings, campaigned and even helped with PR for my local candidate. This party with the lib dems.

For the past few days I've felt like perhaps I was wrong. I keep seeing Corbyn on the TV and I feel like what he's saying would actually change my life in a significant way.

I'm torn now between who to vote for.

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Tollygunge · 07/06/2017 22:16

You have a choice between change and more of the same. For me it's a no brainer. I'm furious at how the weakest in society are constantly punished and education and health are on their knees. Even if JC did become PM (unlikely given Scotland) and he wasn't successful I'd sooner take that gamble than witness the inhumanity that May and IDS and their colleagues are wreaking on society.


HirplesWithHaggis · 07/06/2017 22:17

Corbyn is more likely to be able to put his manifesto into practice (possibly with the LibDems and others) than Farron, so on an entirely practical level, in your situation I'd vote Labour.


EveningShadows · 07/06/2017 22:19

It depends on your seat - here I will vote Lib Dems as they're more likely to oust the Tories and weaken May.

I'm naturally a Labour voter but have always voted tactically.


YogiYoni · 07/06/2017 22:19

It depends where you live. I'd love to vote Labour but it wouldn't be wise here.


LurkingHusband · 07/06/2017 22:20

If Labour have a better chance of winning where you are than the LDs, then Tim Farron would urge you to vote Labour.


PaperdollCartoon · 07/06/2017 22:20

You should vote for what your gut tells you


LouHotel · 07/06/2017 22:20

I dont think your alone, alot of people are waking up to how bias the media have gone this time. I guess when they labled miliband a communist they really have to pull out the stops with Corbyn.


PeaFaceMcgee · 07/06/2017 22:20

Depends on your area. A labour vote would be a waste here too, so voting lib dem.


PurpleDaisies · 07/06/2017 22:21

Your vote is important but let's face it, probably won't be the decider between one pm anc another.

I'd vote with your gut.


Tollygunge · 07/06/2017 22:21

Sorry- didn't read properly.

If you're dead set on voting Lib Dems you could maybe try vote swapping? Tim Farron would urge you to vote Labour in your situation though.


Splodgeinc · 07/06/2017 22:22

look at the tactical vote websites and see who is most likely to beat the conservatives where you live and vote for them! This is far more likely to result in a result (hah) which will change your life


saltandvinegarcrisps1 · 07/06/2017 22:22

YANBU. I am Labour through and through but will be tacticallt voting lib dem as they are the only ones to keep SNP from Winning in my locale. There was less than 1000 votes between them.last time.


gunting · 07/06/2017 22:23

I've looked at tactical voting but I'm not feeling enthralled by it due to the conservative majority where I live. I'm hoping fracking will change people's minds since the last election.

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user1487175389 · 07/06/2017 22:23

Sounds like a good move. Tim Farron s telling everyone to vote tactically anyway.


SquidgeyMidgey · 07/06/2017 22:24

Read as much as you can of the actual manifestos not news websites or spin-laden crappy leaflets. Then make your call tomorrow. All any of us can do is what we think is right for the country at that moment.


Mysteriouscurle · 07/06/2017 22:26

YANBU to vote for whoever you want. Your fellow campaigners dont even need to know


gunting · 07/06/2017 22:28

@SquidgeyMidgey good advice. I've done that, really I was voting for the lib Dems because I think Brexit is a disaster. I listened to Corbyn yesterday talking about childcare for 2 year olds and that would completely change my life. I don't want Brexit to happen but I think I'd feel safer with Keir Starmer in the driving seat!

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SquidgeyMidgey · 07/06/2017 22:31

Well maybe that's your answer! You are allowed to change your mind.


Justanotherlurker · 07/06/2017 22:32


gunting · 07/06/2017 22:33

@Justanotherlurker terrifying

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Normandy144 · 07/06/2017 22:35

I think you need to look closely at the voting history for your constituency. Who comes 2nd? Don't look just at 2015, look further back and check the pattern. I'm traditionally a labour voter. However I, like you, joined the Lib Dems. I live in a conservative safe seat with a pro-Brexit MP. I too have been impressed by Corbyn, and if they win nationally I'll be quite happy. However to get rid of my local Tory MP, I have to vote Lib Dems.


YogiYoni · 07/06/2017 22:38

Is Tim Farron saying to vote tactically? I've not seen that.


TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway · 07/06/2017 22:38

I'm a Libdem member, I joined after the referendum when Tim Farron was the only one to say what I was thinking. I voted Labour (postal vote) however because they are the most likely to win here and reducing the Tory majority is my priority. I will retain my libdem membership however because I agree with their principles and stance on Brexit. I also like my Labour MP! It's not always a simple decision. I think I made the right one though Smile


Justanotherlurker · 07/06/2017 22:40

a respected pollster within the field who is not in the tory love in

Even the independent has a tory majority, yougov has backtracked and put the tories on a 7 point lead, so it might be terrifying but it looks like it could be to late, still if you want to change your vote do so of course, im lib dem and god knows what im going to do now, as no way am i voting Labour


madamginger · 07/06/2017 22:41

Our local libdem candidate is actually campaigning for the labour candidate. We live in a very marginal seat that was won by the Tories on just 378 votes last time.

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