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To still not know who to vote for?

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Illstartexercisingtomorrow · 12/12/2019 07:05

Or whether it will make any difference anyway?

I don’t want Boris in power.

I don’t want Corbyn in power.

Jo will never win.

WTF do I do? And I’m not going to not vote, the referendum taught me how important my vote would have been.

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Am I being unreasonable?


You have one vote. All votes are anonymous.

speakout · 12/12/2019 07:08

I feel the same.
Tories and Lib dems will get no where here, it's a toss up between SNP and labour.
Can't stand Corbyn, but don't want Scottish independence. However is Brexit goes ahead, then independence is our best hope.


GiveHerHellFromUs · 12/12/2019 07:13

Would you vote Lib Dem if you thought they'd win?

Don't forget it's about your MP as much as it is about the PM.


FoamingAtTheUterus · 12/12/2019 07:15

Vote for the green party ?


Lockheart · 12/12/2019 07:15

If you don't know who to vote for, you can spoil your ballot.


Spinderellacutituponetime · 12/12/2019 07:19

Don’t spoil your ballot paper. Vote for someone. Look up one of those online ‘which party are you most aligned with’ and that might help. You must have some leanings? Also have you read manifestos? Checked the leaders voting records to give an idea of what they supported/opposed.


HoneysuckIejasmine · 12/12/2019 07:20

Who do you dislike the least?

Personally I'm hoping for a minority government, of either colour, as that'll reign in what they can do and give cross party consensus on what does happen.


AudacityOfHope · 12/12/2019 07:20

Stop thinking it's Johnson v Corbyn and read manifestos. We don't vote for a person, but a party.


Flev · 12/12/2019 07:21

Who is the least bad option in your opinion - which would you feel less despairing to hear they'd got in when you wake up tomorrow? Vote for them as it will help avoid the very worst scenario for you.


TheFuckingDogs · 12/12/2019 07:22

You don’t want Boris in power. If you vote labour the chances are it will be a rainbow coalition anyway so that’s probably your best bet 😊


Rombocious · 12/12/2019 07:22

The only chance of stopping a Tory majority is for all other parties to vote tactically.

That means voting for whoever is most likely to beat the Tory in your electorate. Look at polls from your electorate.


Sparkletastic · 12/12/2019 07:23

Check whether you are in a marginal seat and vote for the least bad option.


Random18 · 12/12/2019 07:23

If you're not going to vote for Tory or Labour then vote for someone else.


DoTheHop · 12/12/2019 07:24

Add all your candidates on facebook, then look through their news feeds. See if anyone tickles your fancy.


backouch · 12/12/2019 07:24

What if you stop thinking about the leaders and go on policies?


PooWillyBumBum · 12/12/2019 07:27

Try this:

Or - vote for Lib Dem’s if you support them. They may not get in this time but growing in popularity over the next couple of decades will only help them grow in power

Or - vote for the representative with the best approach to local issues

Or - vote tactically. I have a LD friend in a Labour safe seat who is voting Tory because he thinks if they see they have a chance in these areas it might pull them back from the far right a bit.


bumbleymummy · 12/12/2019 07:27

We’re voting tactically based on our opinions of Brexit. We can change government again in a few years but the consequences of Brexit will go on for much much longer. I can live with someone I don’t like as PM for a while in exchange for a chance to stop Brexit.


Bickles · 12/12/2019 07:29

I’m voting LibDem because I’m a Remainer and align most closely with their policies. They won’t come anywhere in my constituency but at least I’ll be able to sleep at night!


Bickles · 12/12/2019 07:31

People keep saying stop the tories which I do want but not if it means a far left Corbyn/ MacDonnell government so I’m stuffed.


Ticklemeelmo · 12/12/2019 07:31

Vote tactically then- whichever party of Lib Dems, Labour or Greens is the closest rival to the Tories in your area


MustardScreams · 12/12/2019 07:32

Have a look at your local MP’s voting record on They Work For Us and see which one aligns most closely with your morals and beliefs.


LeggyLinda · 12/12/2019 07:33

If you can’t decide; or none are worthy then spoil your vote and send a message


GiveHerHellFromUs · 12/12/2019 07:33

Why is everyone telling her to vote Labour when she's clearly said she doesn't want to?


bumbleymummy · 12/12/2019 07:33

@bickles It will probably end up as a coalition which will dilute some of the far-leftedness. Anyway, it would only be for a few years vs a lifetime of Brexit 😕


jamburglar · 12/12/2019 07:34

This is what I have to do in NI every election: hold my nose and vote for the least worst option. Or hold my nose and vote for the person best placed to keep the worst option out. There's a lot of nose holding.


katienana · 12/12/2019 07:34

Vote for policies not people. I'm a labour voter and party member, I did not vote for Corbyn but weighed up against the other options I could not vote for anyone else. I believe we need to fight for the bedroom tax to be abolished, investment in public services and helping the most vulnerable in society.

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