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  • View Poll Results: May 4th, local elections- who will you vote for?
    Labour
    21
    20.19%
    Conservatives
    38
    36.54%
    Liberal Democrates
    20
    19.23%
    BNP
    6
    5.77%
    Green (yes, some people vote green)
    11
    10.58%
    Other
    8
    7.69%

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    What does Cameron have to do with local elections? He's the leader of the Parliamentary party ffs!
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    (Original post by Person)
    I'll either vote Green or Labour given the absence of a RESPECT candidate in my ward. Wanted to get in contact with Labour candidate or at least see some of their literature, but haven't been able to get contact details.

    Labour are a lot more active in anti-fascist campaigning (though still not enough) than the libdems or the greens.
    May I inquire as to the nature of your beef with fascism?
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    anybody know how to get a candiate list and what they propose? a quick internet search has found nothing.
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    (Original post by Zakatu)
    anybody know how to get a candiate list and what they propose? a quick internet search has found nothing.
    You need your ward name. This is on your polling card.
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    Despite being a member of the Tories, I intend to vote for my local independent candidate.
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    I'll be voting Conservative. I backed my local Labour candidate in the General Election, but mainly because I very much approved of him personally and wanted to keep him in Parliament despite my desire for a Conservative government.
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    (Original post by randdom)
    Labour as I have in all the past elections that i have voted in. I have a Tory council who are doing lost of things i am many of the people in my area aren't happy about (supporting the closure of local schools etc) so there is a chance that they might go, I can but hope
    And you really think Labour would keep them open???
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    (Original post by Agent Smith)
    May I inquire as to the nature of your beef with fascism?
    I believe fascism is counterposed to the interests of the working class and so as a revolutionary socialist, it is an enemy.
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    (Original post by Person)
    I believe fascism is counterposed to the interests of the working class and so as a revolutionary socialist, it is an enemy.
    I think that there are more things that are anathema to the interests of the working class than fascism. Especially if we're coming from a Marxian perspective, I don't think it's racism or fascism that leads to the "false conscience" that many Marxists would believe that the voters of Britain are suffering from.

    I'm not a Marxist though.
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    (Original post by Person)
    I believe fascism is counterposed to the interests of the working class and so as a revolutionary socialist, it is an enemy.
    how cute
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    I think that there are more things that are anathema to the interests of the working class than fascism. Especially if we're coming from a Marxian perspective, I don't think it's racism or fascism that leads to the "false conscience" that many Marxists would believe that the voters of Britain are suffering from.
    Alienation leads to racism and the bourgeois politics of the main parties create the conditions for racism and fascim to thrive in.
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    Nope.

    How about the race war?
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    well, i have the choice of labour, conservative, libdem or green.

    So i'm gonna vote green because i dislike all three of the main parties at the moment. BNP weren't available either.

    Unfortunately i can't find any website that states what they are campaigning for! so atm i'm just basing my decision on general politics, rather than anything specific.
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    How about...

    http://www.greenparty.org.uk/
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    (Original post by randdom)
    Labour as I have in all the past elections that i have voted in. I have a Tory council who are doing lost of things i am many of the people in my area aren't happy about (supporting the closure of local schools etc) so there is a chance that they might go, I can but hope
    Our council is Tory too, and one of the first things they did- shut down three youth centres, lwaving a load of opoor kids with nothing to do all last summer.... I really hope Labour get the council back, and thats why, instead of the Socialist Independent party, i'll back labour.
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    (Original post by Person)
    And you really think Labour would keep them open???
    Who introduced the after schools scheme? :confused:
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    (Original post by DemonDemonic)
    Who introduced the after schools scheme? :confused:
    Hitler.
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    Hitler.
    :p: ! ok I asked for that.
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    (Original post by phawkins1988)
    Despite being a member of the Tories, I intend to vote for my local independent candidate.
    I'm in a similar position.
    A member of the Labour party, but I would have voted for the independent candidate this time around (if I was going to vote...sadly on the day itself I'm not going to be able to get to the polling station and when I realised it was too late for a postal ballot ).

    My problem is that I don't like the Labour Candidate, he's pretty useless and has been whenever he's been elected before (he missed out last time around in 2004...hehehe) but is standing again this time.

    Looks like we might be some other election soon too as one of the other councillors for my ward died this week. He was an independent also and has been one of the best councillors the area has had for years. He'll be sadly missed
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    For the elected mayor probably Steve Bullock, the Labour incumbent.

    I've seen the list of candidates for the council and my choice is pretty limited. So I will probably go for the one Green and two Labour.

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