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FT General Election Poll 2019

FT General Election 2019  

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  1. 1. Which party will be getting your vote?

    • Conservative
      124
    • Labour
      124
    • Liberal Democrats
      84
    • Brexit Party
      13
    • Green Party
      19
    • Other
      19


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Would usually vote tory obviously but since I've moved to a nailed on labour seat I'll probably vote green and cheer up whatever tree hugger is representing here. :D

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honestly havent decided yet if im voting tactically or for ones i want to win. i know it wont be the tories though

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no "not gonna bother voting" option? 

 

anyone but the tories because they are all cu nts.

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Not 100% decided but will probably plump Lib Dems when it comes to it.

 

I'm more anyone but Labour in their current guise though really.

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I'm in the Gower constituency which recently has been very close between the torys and labour. 

 

The current labour MP has done a good job and if the status quo remains, I'd vote for her. 

 

But, this election will be very different so will need to look at the local polls, candidates and party manifestos if this was to change.

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2 minutes ago, MattP said:

Didn't see the point of doing that, if you won't vote in December just don't vote in this.

 

As for the last point, one Tory MP is Tobias Ellwood, who ran through the middle of a ongoing terrorist attack to try and save the life of a policeman who was stabbed - (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45546867 )   

 

I'd say that's the opposite if a cnut, there is good and bad in all parties. 

and then he went and ruined it all by being a tory 

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Sounds like someone has peaked a bit early in the campaign....

 

"The home secretary’s chief of staff was escorted out of a bar in parliament by armed police earlier.

Two people who witnessed the incident say James Starkie was ordered out of Strangers bar after swearing loudly in the vicinity of a Tory MP, Col Bob Stewart, being refused service and appearing to punch a door".

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I’ll see what my candidates offer up as I always do. Bet the debate venue will be fvcking freezing this time around...  

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Tories

They've brought absolute chaos to this country over the last 3 years. Add to that austerity for the last 9 years, and the general contempt they seem to have for anything I value really - I simply can't vote for them.

 

Labour

Who could have imagined that Ed Miliband would be more preferable? I don't like Corbyn; I find his more ardent supporters extremely weird and off-putting and Labour has become a very bizarre cult. I don't understand where the whole anti-semitism thing has come from or why they're all obsessed with Israel vs Palestine. I have usually voted Labour but I can't vote for them in this state. I don't have a clue what their position on Brexit is.

 

Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats, who want to overturn the biggest democratic vote in British history, and who for two whole years were lead by a Christian idiot who couldn't cope with the idea of gay sex not being a sin. :dunno:. They're only taking this position anyway because they know they'll win votes off the disenfranchised. 

 

Brexit Party

Nope. Never. I don't like Farage. I would never vote for him or his policies. And the Brexit Party only have one policy. And the problem with that is the main parties have done absolutely ****ing everything to legitimise him.

 

Green Party

Waste. Of. Time.

 

Monster Mad Raving Loony Party

Now you're talking.

 

^^^^^^

All of the above is pointless pontificating anyway because I live in Tory majority constituency and over the last 20 years I've discovered that there's literally zero point voting for anyone. 

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Genuinely really conflicted. On wider policy I would really like a Labour or Lib Dem government as I believe they would do a lot of good for the country. However I simply cannot vote for a party that will rip up the result of a referendum on the patronising opinion that the country didn't know what they were voting for. Realistically it will be a spoiled ballot from me unless an independent takes my fancy.

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...is there a party that will prioritise scientific co-operation and lobbying other countries to sort their houses out re emissions without adopting Green Party neo-Luddite options and actually not play by the rules of stupid realpolitik when it comes to international relations?

 

...damn, never mind then. I'll probably not get the chance to mail in a vote anyway.

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Spoiled ballot, probably. This is the first year I've actually bothered to register to vote in Sheff. More than you can say for most places your vote actually matters here though - will look at all the prospectives and the party manifestos to come to a decision. Every major party is deplorable in my eyes though so will need some convincing to vote for anyone. 

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Can't vote as overseas. Same thing happened to me during the referendum as well and that time the trip was short notice so there was nothing to be done despite still being resident at the time. Disenfranchised for the first 2 votes in my lifetime where i feel like the result actually matters haha :cry:

 

 

If i'd been able to I'd have voted LEAVE and Tory. Usually vote Green in GEs (although they've been talking some real nonsense in the last few years anyway) but if Brexit doesn't get over the line I'll be so ****ing furious and irretrievably disillusioned with UK politics that I honestly don't think I'll ever come home.  Don't want that lol 

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Won't matter where we live. The Tories simply win by thousands each time. People round here are so set in their ways they would probably vote for a dog as long as it was wearing a blue rosette.

 

 

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7 hours ago, ScouseFox said:

no "not gonna bother voting" option? 

 

anyone but the tories because they are all cu nts.

 

7 hours ago, Sampson said:

Not 100% decided but will probably plump Lib Dems when it comes to it.

 

I'm more anyone but Labour in their current guise though really.

 

I've been thinking about this quite a lot recently.

 

Turnout in elections has been trending upwards over the past couple of decades but what proportion of people are basing their vote on disdain for the alternative rather than actual support for one of the parties?

 

It's a difficult thing to quantify but I feel like it would be a huge percentage. If so, isn't the whole system just completely broken?  Decent turnouts proving the necessary illusion of legitimacy and masking the fact that the results are completely unrepresentative of what people actually want, while a mandate is nothing more than a 'best of a bad bunch' award. 

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