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If there was another election tomorrow, would you change your vote?

29 replies

Theimpossiblegirl · 11/06/2017 23:18

For example, if you voted Tory and were not happy about the DUP partnership, or if you felt you could have voted more strategically, would you change your vote? Or if you feel you were lied to or misled in order to get you to vote a certain way.

I know a lot of people who have said they would probably change to remain if another Brexit referendum was held, particularly after the whole extra money for the NHS thing.

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Tw1nsetAndPearls · 11/06/2017 23:23

Yes, we voted a tactical Lib Dem, next time we will vote labour

SoMuchToBits · 11/06/2017 23:29

No, I would stick with the way I voted, having read all the party manifestos.

JimmyGrimble · 12/06/2017 14:57

It seems many people would. Labour now 6 points ahead in the polls.

EpoxyResin · 12/06/2017 16:40

Nope, Labour for me.

glenthebattleostrich · 12/06/2017 16:43

Nope, would stick with my vote.

I also read all the manifestos and decided accordingly.

CloudPerson · 12/06/2017 16:44

I'd still vote labour.
I normally vote green, but that wouldn't have got conservatives out (not that it did!).

TreesAreLeafy · 12/06/2017 16:59

No I wouldn't. I didn't vote labour or con though

gluteustothemaximus · 12/06/2017 17:04

Would still vote labour.

Interestingly, if SNP hadn't lost seats through tactical voting and Tories winning 12 seats, Tories would be looking at 306 seats. Wonder what would have happened then, with needing 20 seats for a majority?

Anyone else disheartened by our system? Tactical voting, living in safe seats, every vote not counting...

What a mess.

Calyrical · 12/06/2017 17:05

I would vote the same. Ultimately you can't make a decision based on what might happen if there is a hung parliament because that's actually unusual (despite this being the second one in recent history.)

user98765432101 · 12/06/2017 21:23

Nope I'd still vote labour and it still wouldn't make the slightest difference living in a Tory safe seat.

ExplodedCloud · 13/06/2017 13:10

I'd still vote Labour and I've identified a few more people that could be persuaded over :)

namechange20050 · 13/06/2017 13:14

I voted lib dem (tactically) but this time I'll just vote labour.

PenguinsAreAce · 13/06/2017 13:15

Yes Lib Dem -≥ Lab. We are in a seat where those are the only 2 runners, and Labour won.

Whatslovegottodo · 13/06/2017 13:16

Was labour; still labour.
What a mess we are in.

Ceto · 02/07/2017 14:40

No. I voted Lib Dem to keep the Tory out, and it remains the case that realistically Labour won't get in in our constituency.

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 · 03/07/2017 08:36

We live in a very safe tory seat

I doubt any vote changes would make any difference

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 · 03/07/2017 08:38

Just checked

Even if everyone who voted for other parties voted for the same one to oust the tories

The tories would still have won by at least 10k votes

And i doubt that 5k of tory voters will change their mind

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 · 03/07/2017 08:38

Nope. I'd happily vote Tory again.

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 · 03/07/2017 08:39

(And I voted Remain in the EU Referendum, but if we had another one today, I'd vote Leave.)

ChinaRose · 03/07/2017 08:41

I'd vote tory still. My dbro would vote tory after voting for Corbyn too.

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 · 03/07/2017 09:53


What made you change your mind

I voted remain but wouldnt change my vote now because i still think its a bad idea (ever closer union would have been a bad idea as well)

Figaro2017 · 03/07/2017 10:08

I'm similar to What. Voted Tory this time and probably still would. I also voted remain, but would vote leave this time.

My reasons for voting leave are;

  • firstly, the vote has happened and it leaves democracy in shreds if we now go back on that vote. If we had another referendum it would be like asking a kid 'Now are you really sure........'.

  • we wouldn't be going back on the terms we have. I think we would have to commit to ever greater integration. The pound would go and I would see the EU accelerating monetary union across the EU.

  • I'm not convinced the EU is financially stable. Italy bailing out banks and the perennial Greek problems are concerning.

  • whilst the noises from Brussels are that the threats to the EU that other countries leaving has receded, they don't seem to be addressing the sizeable minority that voted for Le Pen et al.
coldcanary · 03/07/2017 10:12

On Brexit no, voted remain and wouldn't change that.
The Election no, I voted for the person I agreed the most with and who I believed would work hardest for our area. Didn't win but would vote for them again. It wasn't the labour candidate.

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 · 03/07/2017 13:27

we wouldn't be going back on the terms we have. I think we would have to commit to ever greater integration. The pound would go and I would see the EU accelerating monetary union across the EU.

I would be beyond furious if we went back on those terms

Figaro2017 · 03/07/2017 14:06

I would be beyond furious if we went back on those terms

Precisely. But if you were in the EUs position now, wouldn't you take the opportunity to rid it of the opt outs and rebates that we had?

The other thing is, could we be sure that any campaigns on either side would be truthful? Both sides on the last one presented suppositions, beliefs and theories as facts. Exactly the same would happen again because we would be voting an something we don't actually know.

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