Poll: Potential General Election: who are you voting for?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AlterEgo, 3 Sep 2019.

Potential October GE: Who will you vote for?

  1. Conservative

    43 vote(s)
    14.5%
  2. Labour

    59 vote(s)
    19.9%
  3. SNP

    23 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. Plaid Cymru

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  5. Lib Dems

    122 vote(s)
    41.2%
  6. TIG

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  7. DUP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Sinn Fein

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  9. UUP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. SDLP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Green Party (or any local Green affiliate)

    11 vote(s)
    3.7%
  12. Other independent or minor party (please state!)

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  13. Spoiled ballot

    5 vote(s)
    1.7%
  14. Not voting

    7 vote(s)
    2.4%
  15. Brexit Party

    19 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Veteran Member

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    As per the thread title - and discuss your reasoning below!
     
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  3. NoMorePacers

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    I can't vote.
     
  4. AlterEgo

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    Urgh I missed off the Brexit Party... how do I change the poll? Edit - done now....whoops.
     
  5. DarloRich

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    I have no idea. It wont be Labour, Brexit or Tory.

    Why? Too young? Excluded in some way? Not registered?
     
  6. hexagon789

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    Same as I have always voted. Not 100% reflective of my personal opinions but which political party ever is?
     
  7. NoMorePacers

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    I'm a few years off voting age still.
     
  8. DarloRich

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    Unlucky. you don't get a say but must deal with the consequences!
     
  9. Aictos

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    Difficult for me, Labour has some good ideas ie returning to the Labour ideals of what Labour should be about and away from lite conservative ie New Labour however the fact that the leadership hasn’t exactly shown they’re ready to lead the country especially over Brexit and the fact that they are unable to rein in the left wing rabble called Momentum leads me to query if my vote should be used in them.

    If they rein in the mob above and presented a alternative leadership with a more stable and credible policy that was more left central to what it is then that could get my vote.

    The Liberal Democrat’s look like they would do anything for a closer relationship with EU including scrapping the Pound and introducing the Euro, they’re far too pro Euro for my liking.

    Conservatives well generally their policies lead me not to want to vote for them but in the light that there are no Christian Democratic parties in the UK and as Boris does seem to be following though on the results of the referendum to leave the EU, maybe they’re the party to vote for unless there’s plans to set up a RUK party.....
     
  10. Bantamzen

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    Right now its difficult to say, there could be two or three parties that I would consider but until they declare candidates & their manifestos (such that they would be in a snap election) it's hard to say. However I will not be voting Conservative, partly because of the way they have handled Brexit, but moreover because the current & likely candidate for my constituency is a prat I wouldn't trust as far as I can throw him.
     
  11. DarloRich

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    Dear me. Your view of Corbyn is charitable at best, your view of the lib dems is like some rabid brexit fantasy gone wild and your view of De Piffle is frankly bizarre!
     
  12. GusB

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    For me it's SNP. If I was voting for what I really wanted it'd be Green, but they've no chance of taking my seat and they may not even field a candidate this time around (they've only done it once for General Elections). The Cons hold the seat at present and historically have (almost) always held second place, so it's a no-brainer for me.
     
  13. ainsworth74

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    It's a tough one. I've broadly gone Lib Dem in previous elections but I'm a real fan of my current MP (Labour & Coop) as I think she does a good job for the constituency and I think share a reasonable number of her views on issues so would happily vote for her. But whilst Labour is lead by Corbyn? Well it's much harder to justify voting for Labour as we are diametrically opposed on a number of issues. Trident, Defence & Foreign Affairs perhaps being the biggest issues but equally the failure to properly engage with criticism around possibly antisemitism or his past associations with various "problem" groups or his stance on Brexit where he is clearly pro-Brexit. But equally I'm cognisant that I'm supposed to be voting for the person I think best to represent my constituency and interests and that's my current MP regardless of who is leader (and she's no fan of his so that helps).

    I'm certainly not voting Tory, Brexit Party or UKIP.

    I think it may need to wait until the manifesto for Labour is published. Heck it may even need to wait until the ballot paper is in hand before I decide one way or the other!
     
  14. J-2739

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    Nearly a year off voting age!

    Surprised there is no votes on spoiled ballot, given the current state of UK politics...
     
  15. Bantamzen

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    In a way you are in a better position than me, at the end of the day you are voting for the candidate not the leader, although if often feels like it is a leader popularity contest. If a constituency has a candidate they like, and who has a proven track record of actually representing their constituents then I would encourage people to keep voting for them. Maybe, just maybe one day it will send a message to other MPs (I did say maybe!).

    For me its a simple choice, anyone other than our current MP Philip Davies (Shipley Ward), with the exception of the Farage Cult Party who have never been arsed to even send a candidate anywhere near our area.
     
  16. gordonthemoron

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    I'd vote SNP but I live in Milton Keynes :( no doubt the Tories will win both MK seats again
     
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    Well I can't see a Labour government happening under Corbyn, the Liberal Democrats are too far Pro EU for my liking and I've got nothing against the EU indeed I want us to continue working as partners and well the Conservatives for one if Johnson does get us though Brexit then he's been more successful then May was in three years!
     
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    Personally I would vote for Merkel if I could but I can't!
     
  19. DarloRich

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    While that is correct as @Bald Rick suggests above it absolutely IS, for most, a leadership popularity contents. That is one Corbyn cant win.

    They will, because in my view Corbyn is toxic to the kind of middle ground, middle class people who live in MK. We have had Labour MP's in the past under the evil Blair. Labour ( used to be we :( ) cut the majority massively last time, i suspect, on the back of remain votes. They wont this time.

    Agree with almost all of this apart from the potentially voting Labour. I wont until Corbyn is replaced by someone more sensible. I simply do not trust or like the man.
     
  20. bussnapperwm

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    Labour or Labour Coop as I don't trust the Tory Party or the Lib Dems. Bunch of liars and cheats.
     
  21. krus_aragon

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    I'm going to wait and see who stands in my constituency, first; the incumbent doesn't intend to contest the seat again. And there's also the question of whether parties will be forming political alliances and standing aside for each other (see Farage's promises to Johnson depending on his policy, and the actions of Plaid and the Greens in Brecon and Radnorshire).
     
  22. Journeyman

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    I've always voted Labour, but can't do so at the moment with that monumentally non-committal fool in charge. Lib Dem as they're the most pro-remain, but not first choice at all. I won't vote SNP as I disagree with their desire for independence at any cost, and I'd like to vote Green, but they're extremely unlikely to stand in my constituency.
     
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    I live in a Tory/Labour extreme marginal where Liberal Democrats are a very poor third.

    I would normally vote Libdem, however as this is a marginal and as I'd do anything to get Tory Brexiter Green out, I will tactically vote Labour, even if ultimately that means it costs me when all my pensions and annuities come in and I have to pay significantly more tax.

    Think on the poll there should be a "tactically voting* tag!
     
  24. Journeyman

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    Agree, it's a tough choice when you live somewhere like that, having to try and choose a marginally less horrible option.
     
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    All I want to know, is how do we get Larry the cat on to the list!
     
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    I’ll wait and see who Labour put up in my seat, but the SNP MP has been good, so I may break the habit of a lifetime and go with them. One unexpected side-effect of Brexit and the rise of English nationalism has been my conversion to independence. Anecdotally, I’m not alone, so well done Conservative & Unionist Party!
     
  27. DarloRich

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    and yet Corbyn is such a great guy with absolutely no skeletons in his closet!
     
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    I'm not that keen on him, but what is it that anti-corbyn people think he will do if PM that will be SO bad for the country?
     
  29. telstarbox

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    Bear in mind that in 2017, the RailUK poll leaned more towards Labour and the Lib Dems than the actual result ;)

    Party / RailUK / National result

    Cons - 21% / 42%
    Labour - 50% / 40%
    Lib Dems - 17% / 7%
    SNP - 3% / 3%
     
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    This is my argument - is JC perfect? No. Will his policies be better for the country than the Tory alternative? Almost certainly yes.
     
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    I would be surprised if Change UK/TIG hold any of their seats and even more surprised if they get anyone out to campaign for them.
     

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