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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    Yes, vote Green!! Though I guess how much of a marginal seat your constituency is might depend on whether you have the luxury to afford doing that.
    Where I'm registered to vote, it's either Lib Dem or Tory, Labour have no chance and the Tories won by a large margin last election so I do feel it'll be a Tory vote but it all depends on whether there's strong support for the Green's come election time... Which I doubt due to the area being rather upmarket, wealthy and filled to the brim with the older generation.
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    I live in one of the safest Tory seats in the country so I'll be voting UKIP.
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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    I know a few people who have voted Tory in the past and continue to support its economic policies but are being hugely put off by its increasingly hardline positions in Europe, immigration, human rights, etc, which sounds very similar to you. I don't think the party is doing itself any favours by trying to regain ground lost to UKIP.
    Aye. Probably the most annoying thing is that its not down to a genuine desire, its pandering to Ukip everytime Farage gets on the TV. I mean, I don't mind the EU negotiation (though I'd rather not have a referendum but that's down to my belief in representative democracy) but I'd rather he set out a clear vision for what he wants from immigration and went after it than pandering and going after students who pay full whack (my own position as a capitalist is loosely free movement from rich per capita countries since they are disproportionately skilled, educated and come from low crime societies, also deals with beaurocracy and we can sell them permanent visas for say 10k).

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    Oh I can't wait to vote Tory this coming election, I also can't wait for the lowering of taxes, lack of human rights, an immigration clamp down and a withdrawal from the EU

    /Sarcasm

    I will say this, while I'm inclined to go Tory, I feel I may go Green or Labour or anyone that doesn't want to clamp down on immigration or EU withdrawal! When I say I'd go Labour, I wouldn't vote with Ed in charge but otherwise, why not?
    I'd have voted Blair in 01 so if a Blairite like Chucka was around I'd consider it.
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    Live in a landslide seat myself. Was Tory until 97 and Labour since but the Tories only need a 4% swing which even with a national small loss is possible. Incumbent has stepped down too and Islamaphobia is rife so Ukip will do well and possibly cut into Labour.

    Still expect a Labour MP but could be close.
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    I live in a Tory seat, but it isn't a safe one - Labour had it from 1997 to 2010. It will be interesting to see how it goes this time around. I am not permitted to vote - as an EU citizen I am only permitted to vote in local and European elections - but the voting intentions from people I know in the area are very mixed and some of them are probably subject to change in the months between now and the election.
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    I live in pretty much the safest Tory seat in the country, Bojo's old haunt Henley. However I'm registered in Cambridge and I'll be voting there where it's anyone's game. Tempted to vote Lib Dem to keep Julian Huppert in parliament, but I'll probably vote for the Green candidate who I canvassed with during the European elections. The Labour candidate has already played the 'this lot have never had a real job in their life' card so he's all but lost my support.
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    The seat here is currently Tory but historically it's been very marginal between the Tories and the Lib Dems whilst Labour have never had the seat. Based upon recent elections and the lack of quality opponents (Labour's candidate just repeats the party lines and has said nothing of how they'll help the constituents) it will probably remain blue.
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    I live in pretty much the safest Tory seat in the country, Bojo's old haunt Henley. However I'm registered in Cambridge and I'll be voting there where it's anyone's game. Tempted to vote Lib Dem to keep Julian Huppert in parliament, but I'll probably vote for the Green candidate who I canvassed with during the European elections. The Labour candidate has already played the 'this lot have never had a real job in their life' card so he's all but lost my support.
    Same with me, I'll be voting in Edinburgh because the Northern Isles are a guaranteed win for the Liberal Democrats (or they were pre-referendum, at least). My Edinburgh constituency will probably be largely split between Labour and the SNP so voting Green shouldn't do anything disastrous like let a Tory candidate in.

    Interestingly, in Scotland the debate on tactical voting has become less about Tory/Labour (despite the best wishes of Scottish Labour) and more pro- and anti- independence. A lot of SNP people believe other pro-indy parties like the Greens or Scottish Socialists shouldn't be running against them, and are playing on the anti-Labour feeling to gain tactical votes. While there seems to be some limited attempts to get the 'Better Together' parties to tactically vote for whoever has the best chance of winning in order to keep the SNP out. I do hope politics in Scotland doesn't continue down this unionist/nationalist divide; I don't want to end up like Northern Ireland where the constitutional issue dominates over all else.
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    My constituency, according to Wikipedia, doesn't have a Lib Dem politician standing in this years general election at the moment. If it comes down to it, I will vote for the Green Party Candidate, but I hope that the Lib Dems field a candidate.
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    (Original post by GoldenEmblem277)
    My constituency, according to Wikipedia, doesn't have a Lib Dem politician standing in this years general election at the moment. If it comes down to it, I will vote for the Green Party Candidate, but I hope that the Lib Dems field a candidate.
    And there is no candidate for my constituency listed for the General Election on the Lib Dem website...
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    I live in pretty much a safe Tory seat. Lib Dems are the only ones to come anywhere near them, but they have a strong local presence so I believe that they won't be hit too hard by the national landscape
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    Really don't know who I'll vote for yet. Always have to check closer to the election once I know who all the candidates are as some are invariably, shall we say, dodgy
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    (Original post by ukip72)
    The Tories don't mean anything they say about immigration or the EU though do they? They've been talking about immigration targets for years and have achieved absolutely nothing. Cameron claims to be prepared to support EU withdrawal if he doesn't get the deal he wants, this is simply a lie.

    Basically people who don't like these sorts of policies should still feel comfortable voting Tory, safe in the knowledge that they are far more economically competent than Labour and all the immigration/EU stuff is just noise.
    I wouldn't be so sure. The backbenchers are definitely genuinely eurosceptic, and it's pretty impossible to say where Cameron stands when he's had no choice this term anyway thanks to not having a majority. (That being said I'd be very surprised to see a Conservative majority next May anyway, if anyone wins outright it'll be Labour).
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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    Same with me, I'll be voting in Edinburgh because the Northern Isles are a guaranteed win for the Liberal Democrats (or they were pre-referendum, at least). My Edinburgh constituency will probably be largely split between Labour and the SNP so voting Green shouldn't do anything disastrous like let a Tory candidate in.

    Interestingly, in Scotland the debate on tactical voting has become less about Tory/Labour (despite the best wishes of Scottish Labour) and more pro- and anti- independence. A lot of SNP people believe other pro-indy parties like the Greens or Scottish Socialists shouldn't be running against them, and are playing on the anti-Labour feeling to gain tactical votes. While there seems to be some limited attempts to get the 'Better Together' parties to tactically vote for whoever has the best chance of winning in order to keep the SNP out. I do hope politics in Scotland doesn't continue down this unionist/nationalist divide; I don't want to end up like Northern Ireland where the constitutional issue dominates over all else.
    I think we'll be safe from that for now since the huge changes since 2010 means nobody really knows what is or isn't a realistic target for any of the parties. There's some seats which could be held by Labour, or could be SNP landslides, it's really anyone's guess. But if we get to the next election after this May, the independence debate continues and we have a much better idea of where the marginals are, I could see parties tactically withdrawing or at the least doing very little campaigning to help fellow pro/anti-independence parties.
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    May this year be better than the last one. Live long and prosper!
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    (Original post by Green_Pink)
    I think we'll be safe from that for now since the huge changes since 2010 means nobody really knows what is or isn't a realistic target for any of the parties. There's some seats which could be held by Labour, or could be SNP landslides, it's really anyone's guess. But if we get to the next election after this May, the independence debate continues and we have a much better idea of where the marginals are, I could see parties tactically withdrawing or at the least doing very little campaigning to help fellow pro/anti-independence parties.
    It's more difficult but opinion polls can give an indication of how the vote may go, especially if you're constituency gets its own opinion poll (I've never been so grateful to a Tory billionaire in my life). For instance, in the last election my seat was a close Labour-Lib Dem battle, but applying a universal swing to it from opinion polls the Lib Dem vote collapses, Labour's falls back and the SNP pushes ahead, meaning it'll probably be either Labour or SNP. Though granted, I'm not sure to what extent most members of the public will go into that much depth!
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    (Original post by Kittiara)
    I live in a Tory seat, but it isn't a safe one - Labour had it from 1997 to 2010. It will be interesting to see how it goes this time around. I am not permitted to vote - as an EU citizen I am only permitted to vote in local and European elections - but the voting intentions from people I know in the area are very mixed and some of them are probably subject to change in the months between now and the election.
    If I had my way you wouldn't be able to vote in any election.

    My seat is a safe Tory, but Warwick and Leamington is I think a Labour win. I was really surprised in 2010 when the Tories won with an 8.8% swing. In fact, Warwickshire has no Labour MPs, not even in the old coal mining areas.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    If I had my way you wouldn't be able to vote in any election.

    My seat is a safe Tory, but Warwick and Leamington is I think a Labour win. I was really surprised in 2010 when the Tories won with an 8.8% swing. In fact, Warwickshire has no Labour MPs, not even in the old coal mining areas.
    Well, I hope you're glad you got that off your chest .
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    (Original post by Kittiara)
    Well, I hope you're glad you got that off your chest .
    I'm happy that you're not allowed to vote in the UK too.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    I'm happy that you're not allowed to vote in the UK too.
    You wouldn't have an issue with it if she weren't a leftie. Kit has lived here for a while and understands UK politics more then many Brits, she should be allowed to vote in the general election.
 
 
 
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