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  • View Poll Results: Political Party You Support/Vote for...
    Tory's
    27.59%
    Labour
    18.97%
    Lib Dem's
    8.05%
    Greens
    7.47%
    BNP
    3.45%
    UKIP
    18.97%
    Constitutional Nationalists
    5.17%
    Far Left
    5.75%
    Unionists
    0
    0%
    Other
    4.60%

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    (Original post by khronos45)
    Any form of PR adopted in this country would still favour the two major parties and make it possible for them to win a majority with around 46% of the electorate behind them (which has happened before), and evidence from New Zealand suggests that that moving from FPTP to PR does not massively damage the two major parties. Having said that, you're right, the fringe parties would all get their fair share of seats - and under the results of this poll as they've been going, they would be a powerful force indeed.

    If we had PR in this country, we'd probably have 300 MPs elected in constituencies with the remaining 300 seats being handed out so the final result more or less reflected the total share of the vote for each party. However, Labour and the Tories would be prone to winning more constituencies than their share of the vote entitles them to - this wouldn't take away from the other parties, but it makes it possible for the two major parties to win thin majorities in landslide years. It would be possible for a party like the Lib Dems, the Greens or UKIP to win an election by becoming the largest party in Parliament, though!

    I've worked up the poll as it was at 115 votes and this time calculated how it would work under PR as well as FPTP. The PR numbers might not match perfectly due to hasty calculation, but they are accurate within a margin of 5 seats - the constituencies, of course, are purely hypothetical predictions of how reducing the number of seats to 300 would affect the major parties.

    Format:
    Party Name: FPTP result [change] / PR Constituencies + Topup Seats = Total Seats under PR [change]

    Conservative Party: 311 [+13] / 163 + 6 = 169 [-129]
    Labour Party: 167 [-65] / 80 + 30 = 110 [-121]
    UKIP: 0 [+/- 0] / 0 + 110 = 110 [+110]
    Liberal Democrats: 22 [-24] / 8 + 44 = 52 [+6]
    Green Party (GPEW + SGP): 2 [+2] / 1 + 51 = 52 [+52]
    Scottish National Party: 52 [+46] / 26 + 5 = 31 [+25]
    Plaid Cymru: 29 [+28] / 14 + 9 = 23 [+22]
    British National Party: 0 [+/- 0] / 0 + 15 = 15 [+15]
    Sinn Féin: 6 [+1] / 3 + 1 = 4 [-1]
    Social Democratic and Labour Party: 3 [+/- 0] / 2 + 2 = 4 [+1]
    Conservatives and Unionists - New Force: 6 [+6] / 3 + 0 = 3 [+3]
    Alliance: 1 [+/- 0] / 1 + 0 = 1 [+/- 0]
    Democratic Unionist Party: 0 [-7] / 0 + 0 = 0 [-7]
    Others and Independents: 1 [+1] / 0 + 26 = 26 [+26]
    Speaker of the House: 1 [+/- 0] / 1 + 0 = 1 [+/- 0]

    FPTP Result: Conservative overall majority of 34
    PR Result: Hung Parliament with the Conservatives 127 seats short of a working majority
    So basically with either those results Ed Milliband wouldhave to get the sack, good news
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    Labour all the way!!!
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    (Original post by IRSP044)
    What political party do you support/vote for in the "UK"?

    Tory's
    Labour
    Lib Dem's
    Greens
    BNP
    UKIP or LPUK
    Constitutional Nationalist - SNP, Sinn Fein, Plaide Cyrmu, SDLP...
    Far left - CP, SWP, SP, IRSP etc...
    Unionists - DUP, UUP etc....
    Others - For others I didn't think if.
    you havent caused trouble so far in this thread, whats your motive may i ask?
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    Ukip are almost as popular as labour, especially on a center-left, largely middle class guardianite forum this is very impressive.
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    (Original post by Maggie Thatcher)
    you havent caused trouble so far in this thread, whats your motive may i ask?
    Do I have to have a motive?
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    Liberal Democrats.

    I've been losing a bit of faith lately though.
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    British National Party
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    vote for? currently the Greens

    support? none, not now, not ever. (unless you count the TSR Socialist party that is! :awesome:)
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    (Original post by prog2djent)
    Ukip are almost as popular as labour, especially on a center-left, largely middle class guardianite forum this is very impressive.
    TSR centre left? I would say that it is quite right-wing and here is my proof. Middle class people would be more likely to vote for UKIP anyway (assuming you are saying as opposed to working class).

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    vote for? currently the Greens

    support? none, not now, not ever. (unless you count the TSR Socialist party that is! :awesome:)
    You have recently started voting for the Greens then?
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    Watch from 40 seconds in; it basically sums up my attitude to politicians and political parties:

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    Broadly speaking I'm towards the left of the conservative party. There are a lot of things I agree with them on but if their right became less marginalised I would probably swing to another party.
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    I'm really surprised how many students on a student forum voted Tory in this poll...
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    (Original post by When you see it...)
    TSR centre left? I would say that it is quite right-wing and here is my proof. Middle class people would be more likely to vote for UKIP anyway (assuming you are saying as opposed to working class).





    You have recently started voting for the Greens then?
    plan on voting for them in any elections coming up for now, better than any of the other parties who are likely to stand where I live.
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    SNP, Scottish Socialist Party and Scottish Green Party.
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    I don't support any by reason of values/ideology.
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    (Original post by RoryS)
    I'm really surprised how many students on a student forum voted Tory in this poll...
    This forum tends to attract the higher educational tiers (and thus the generally better off) and those typically seeking a career path to some professionalism/high-pay. Not that surprising considering the sample.
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    I support UKIP because I like their policies.
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    UKIP and Labour on equal footing... and I remember seeing a poll not long ago which had UKIP on about 3%... interesting.

    For a student forum this is rather odd, that UKIP is almost the 2nd party,
    It's because students are realising how good UKIP is!

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