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  • Labour

    3 20.00%
  • Conservatives

    3 20.00%
  • Liberal Democrats

    3 20.00%
  • UKIP

    0 0%
  • Greens

    1 6.67%
  • BNP

    1 6.67%
  • Respect

    0 0%
  • A party not listed

    2 13.33%
  • Not voting

    1 6.67%
  • No preference yet

    1 6.67%
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    Brits, I don't know how many of us are here, but how do you imagine you're most likely to vote? I'm following the build up quite closely and am curious about the numbers here. No one I know is enthusiastic about any of them! Maybe I'll do the poll again closer to the date and see if the proportions change.

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    Falcarius voted ''No preference yet'', he will decide properly in the next half a year.

    It depends, Falcarius wants his current MP to lose his seat as he considers his MP of being nothing more than a spineless water carrier. Falcarius lives in what is now a Lib Dem-Labour swing seat it would mean voting for the Lib Dems; Falcarius is not exactly a fan of the Lib Dems though.

    The party Falcarius currently has most in common with nationally is the Green Party, but they haven't really got a chance nationally or locally in a general election despite having a reasonably high profile prospective parliamentary candidate where Falcarius lives.
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    I live in one of the safest Tory seats in the country.

    There are two options:

    a. I vote Conservative and my vote makes no difference to the outcome.
    b. I do not vote tory and my vote makes no difference to the outcome.

    It's worth pointing out that both the main parties appear to occupy similar parts of the political spectrum, compounding the problem futher.

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    Ha, I live in one of the safest LABOUR seats in the country. Voting patterns here appear to have been entirely predictable and consistent for about the last hundred years. Unless the turnout goes down below about 20% *an unfeasible but remote possibility, given the level of riveting apathy the current campaign seems to be generating* it's a tossup for my wasted vote between some stuffed shirt Tory, some flaccid Lib Dem, and some posturing Plaid Cumru candidate, or abetting yet another meaningless rubber-stamping of the long-incumbent Labour member.

    I too find it hard to get much enthusiasm up for any of the three main candidates (I think we can justifiably categorise Nick "Shagger" Clegg as a nearly viable national contender given the recent poll results, though that probably represents the woefulness of the other two leaders more accurately than any real surge in Lib Dem popularity). Even if I did find something to be impressed by, however, it really wouldn't make any difference when my poor little vote has not the faintest possibility of materially affecting the outcome unless I move somewhere a long way from here to cast it. PR anyone? I'm starting to feel it can't come soon enough.
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    ^No rational person votes because he thinks his vote will make a difference, regardless of electoral system. You vote "on faith" that doing so will uphold the democratic system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    ^No rational person votes because he thinks his vote will make a difference, regardless of electoral system. You vote "on faith" that doing so will uphold the democratic system.
    Quite correct.

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    I'm probably going to vote Liberal. I disagree with them on a few things but nothing that's a big priority of mine. I like that they seem interested in research into what really works better rather than research into what the public believes would work better, and they had at least one professor answering questions at their party conference. So far I don't envision things being better or worse overall with Tories than with Labour, and this year would seem to be the Lib Dems' best chance for some time, so I'll just try to maximise their presence in parliament.

    Oh yeah and they're in favour of the Single Transferrable Vote system, as I am. Electoral reform probably won't become a big issue unless there's an exceptionally disproportionate result one year, as happened in British Columbia, and it's possible that if the Lib Dems got into power STV suddenly wouldn't seem so attractive to them, I know...

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    (Isn't British)

    In a parliamentary system, I think proportional representation makes more sense than first-past-the-post, so that the makeup of parliament is actually consistent with how the population voted. It'd probably be good to try it on a small scale first, say in the Scottish Parliament so that if nothing gets done, then only Scotland is screwed and we could say we know better. (being facetious, obviously)

    I don't live there though, and haven't kept up with British politics so I don't know what the leadership looks like, which would be a major factor in my hypothetical vote. I could see myself voting conservative, labour, or lib dem.
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    I'm not sure if I can vote if I haven't lived in the country for 3+ years. Can I do a postal vote?

    Anyway. I don't like any of my choices. Hate Labour (I have voted Labour in the past tho). Hate the Conservatives, especially Cameron. I'd vote for an old-school Tory who wasn't going to go around all faux-ashamed of his toff past, I think. The Greens would never get my vote. I have no idea who to vote for, is my conclusion. If I do, I'll probably go Conservative with some hard swallowing. And then my boyfriend will kill me while I sleep.
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    I vote Green if given the opportunity and Liberal Democrat if not. I'm interested to see the Lib Dems are moving away from socialism to libertarianism.

    Only idiots vote for 'who they think will win' rather than 'who they want to win'.

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