How Will You Vote at the Next General Election?

Me: Lib Dem (assuming I can vote).  

Lib Dem I think, unless there is a clear agreement between Lib and Lab. Won't make any difference in my constituency anyway.

I will read the manifesto of all the (major) parties and vote accordingly, as any conscientious voter should do.

Brexit.

Unless Nigel reaches a deal with Bojo in which case, reluctantly, Conservative.

Well, on the basis that if they reach a deal, I won't have a Brexit Party candidate to vote for!

Probably LD for the purposes of it registering on the national share of vote, unless Brexit Party stands here and there's a chance Lab could actually topple Rees-Mogg.

Lib Dem.  The conservative incumbent is on dodgy ground here so it may actually make a difference for a change.

delta, JRM losing his seat would be amazing... relying on you! 

I’ll do what I always do, which is to draw an aceeeeed! face on the ballot paper

If my (now expelled) MP stands as an independent then for him, otherwise probably Liberal

Probably won't ever vote again, tbh. What's the fvcking point?

Don't see the point in voting when the result of the biggest democratic exercise that the UK has ever held has been ignored / intentionally subverted.

Jo Swimsuit running around telling people she would ignore the result of a 2nd referendum if it's leave.  I mean how is that democracy?  

Don't see the point in voting when the result of the biggest democratic exercise that the UK has ever held has been ignored / intentionally subverted.

Don't vote then. 

*shrugs*

Btw it wasn’t the biggest democratic event, that’s something random MPs started saying. More people voted in 1992 both in number and in % turnout.

Genuinely surprised to learn that.  But the thing about a referendum is that every vote counts, whereas in a GE about 75% of people are voting in safe seats. 

 

 

I’d prefer to vote lib dem but I live in a constituency where the tories have a three digit plurality over labour and the LDs got about three thousand votes last time. I hope and pray that local lib dems have the common sense to vote for the team that can get the brexit-lover out. If a Brexit Party candidate turns up (never been much of a UKIP/brexit presence on the poll card round my way) to split the tory vote a bit then even better.

Genuinely surprised to learn that.  But the thing about a referendum is that every vote counts, whereas in a GE about 75% of people are voting in safe seats. 

Doesn't change the fact that you were factually wrong though, does it? Perhaps now when other people spout this nonsense about it having been the biggest democratic exercise in history, you will know to correct them.

God, I've turned into a Tory, haven't I. I'm even wearing red trousers today.

everybody grows up and votes conservative at some point

 

I was an active Tory at university. I thought I had grown up.

If they are standing again, it will be The Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol Party.

Alternatively, spoil my ballot.  Can't vote for any of the others which will stand in my constituency (Con, Lab, LD).

"Genuinely surprised to learn that.  But the thing about a referendum is that every vote counts, whereas in a GE about 75% of people are voting in safe seats."

They're only "safe seats" because those voters vote.  

"They're only "safe seats" because those voters vote"

Have you been taking philosophy lessons form Chambo?

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Genuinely surprised to learn that.  But the thing about a referendum is that every vote counts, whereas in a GE about 75% of people are voting in safe seats. 

Doesn't change the fact that you were factually wrong though, does it? Perhaps now when other people spout this nonsense about it having been the biggest democratic exercise in history, you will know to correct them.

 

Anna is - like a stopped clock - right sometimes.  It should be:

"The 17.4 million votes in favour of leaving the EU was the largest mandate for anything in British political history”

everybody grows up and votes conservative at some point

heh! 

everybody grows up and votes conservative at some point

Lol there will be no Tory party left to vote for when your kids grow up Clubbers.

"The 17.4 million votes in favour of leaving the EU was the largest mandate for anything in British political history”

Except it wasn't, was it?

17,410,742 people voted in favour of leaving the EU in 2016, which is fractionally higher than the 17,378,581 people who voted in favour of staying in the European Community in 1975.

Depends how you define "mandate" blah blah, but more people voted for this thing than anything else in British history.

The 17.4 million votes in favour of leaving the EU was the largest mandate for anything in British political history

If you disagree, confirm what the other largest mandate was you contend exists.

It was technically the largest mandate by population (although of course not by recent age of votes) but you have to remember it was a two horse race rather than the multi-horse options of a GE.

Either way, claiming largest democratic event blah blah is completely untrue.  It wasn’t the largest total number of voters, it wasn’t the largest % of turnout and the amount it won by was by no means the largest % of vote.  

So it’s a bit disingenuous to claim otherwise.  

Either way, claiming largest democratic event...

 

I didn't.

everybody grows up and votes conservative at some point

That used to be, to an extent, true. But not after the last five years. There are a lot of voters who used to vote Tory who will not do so again. I think the Lib Dems are now the rational adult's choice.