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Poll: Who will you be voting for on May 5th?

Discussion in 'GD Archive' started by nero120, 6 Apr 2005.


Which political party will you vote for?

  1. Liberal Democrats

    187 vote(s)
  2. Conservative

    311 vote(s)
  3. Labour

    161 vote(s)
  4. Regional Party (Plaid Cymru, SNP, etc.)

    23 vote(s)
  5. Issues Party (BNP, Greens, UKIP)

    45 vote(s)
  6. Independent candidate

    5 vote(s)
  7. Abstaining from voting

    107 vote(s)
  8. Not eligible for voting

    74 vote(s)
  1. nero120


    Joined: 12 Jan 2004

    Posts: 6,824

    Location: Londinium

    Right, it's Miller time!

    We have a good cross section of political opinion here on the OCUK Forums and although there have been related topics raised (mainly in SC), none have really put a figure on how we will be voting on May 5th. I think many people believe this will be a close election, so it will be interesting to have a look at the figures for who will be voting for who and see if we think it will be close!

    Dons, can I get a vote pleeeease?

    Oh yeah, if you're not eligable to vote then hands off! ;)
  2. Pinhead

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,521

    Location: Chippenham

    although i am eligible, i will not be voting.
    I dont think any of the parties really deserve to win, and that in any case we are just voting for the best of a bad bunch - not the way it should be.
  3. The Mad Rapper


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,480

    I won't be voting for anyone.

    I accept the ramifications of this, so no-one needs to point that out to me. Unfortunately, I am utterly disenfranchised with Politics and cannot put any faith or trust in any of the parties :(
  4. Iraklis F.C.


    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,413

    Location: Thessaloniki

    everybody should vote , otherwise you shouldnt be complaining about anything at all.
  5. sativa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,389

    Location: UK

    Conservatives, obviously
  6. Tru


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,959

    Location: OcUK Peoples Champion

    Lib Dem.

    Disenfranchised? I don't think so. Disenchanted, maybe. :)
  7. MoLt3h


    Joined: 7 Jan 2005

    Posts: 182

    Like the advert says, "If you don't do politics you don't do anything" :p

    As for me, I would vote Labour (but I'm two months two young :( ), aslong as Tony is staying as PM.

    Tories are far too old fashioned for me. Lib Dem maybe a good thing (not quite sure about their views on things tbh) but the chances of them getting in make it almost a wasted vote.

    And if Gordon Brown takes over Labour then they've lost my vote :p
  8. Marcus1977


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 143

    Location: At my PC

    The leading parties are all much of a muchness at the end of the day (once elected when they start going back on their promises), but think I'll be going Labour.
  9. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    conservatives, in the hope it will get labour out, however slim the chance :(
  10. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,794

    Liberal Democrat, I figure if everyone stops thinking of it as a wasted vote and still voted for them they might actually get somewhere.
  11. doofer


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,989

    Location: Hear, their, everyware ;)

    No matter who you vote for, the damned Govt. always gets in :(

    Actually, it is a true shame that a 'No Confidence in any' or 'None of the above' Vote is not available in the UK, that would be awesome! I read somewhere they have this option in Australia when voting though?
    Last edited: 6 Apr 2005
  12. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,794

    LOL Too true :D
  13. AJUK

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,949


    (I would ideally like to vote UKIP but it is far more important to get the current bunch of muppets out)
  14. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Exactly my thinking.....
  15. mcdermos

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,281

    Location: Liverpool, UK

    It comes across as a cliche but people fought hard to get the vote, i've been slack in recent years with a stupid passe attitude. I'll be voting this year and i'll pick whichever MP will do the most for my area.
  16. Zenith

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,065

    Location: York

    This will be my first general election I can vote in but I'll be away at university, do any of you know how I go about getting a postal vote or does it change from place to place?
  17. Sarah123456


    Joined: 24 Nov 2004

    Posts: 972

    Location: Weston Super Mare

    I don't know why but i think the Conservatives have my vote. Maybe Lib-dem if they have some good campaign stuff.
    Labour is destroying this country, time for a change-sorry Tony!
  18. Yas786


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 47,892

    Location: All over the world...

    Wont be voting as far as im concerned, to me they are all the same. Make stupid promises but still do what they want to do at the end of the day. If i was forced then i would have to vote conservative even though ive never liked them but thats only if someone put a gun to my head. But nope i wont be wasting my time or effort to vote, i have much better things to do than to trudge off to the voting stations :p:D
  19. Greg


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,973

    I will be voting, I'm not telling anyone who I'm voting for, and I think its a kinda rude question to ask, seen as its private!

    I also think that its disrespectful not to vote, thousands of people have died just so that we can have a democracy and so that we can have the right to vote. I'm going to make use of it!

  20. bam0


    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,014

    Being as we dont have a proportional representation setup all you really need be concerned with when thinking about your vote is the constituency you live in. For example where I live at the last election the vote breakdown was 41% lib dem, 34% conservative and 22% labour.
    Also the candidate the lib dems are putting forward actually seems to be a decent guy and has been involved in the area while being an MEP (Chris Huhne). In this case a lib dem vote would not be a wasted one as the chances are they'll win again.

    Personally i am undecided, where I agree with the lib dems I agree quite strongly , but at the same time where I dont, I really dont. Overall the conservatives are probably most closely aligned as a whole, but like I said you dont need to consider the bigger picture here, just your local one.