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    Labour Party
    112
    20.90%
    Liberal Democrats
    186
    34.70%
    Conservative Party
    130
    24.25%
    United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
    25
    4.66%
    Green Party
    20
    3.73%
    British National Party (BNP)
    13
    2.43%
    Scottish National Party (SNP)
    5
    0.93%
    Plaid Cymru Party
    3
    0.56%
    Other Party (let us know!)
    11
    2.05%
    None of them ('wasted' vote)
    10
    1.87%
    Don't know (floating vote)
    21
    3.92%

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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    In 1997 a chap moved to the centre ground at the expense of ideology and real policy, and he got a landslide.

    Blame the public for this mess, not the politicians, we chose it.
    Oh by no means do I blame them, it's good politics. In the end it leaves us with no choice and goes to show how politics is broken. It was a rebuke to those that were saying "The Tories will destroy the working class with their savage cuts etc. etc." but alas.
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    To be honest, as many people have said here I think it will be a hung parliament. Its all down to whether Labour or the Conservatives get the slight majority...

    What are peoples thoughts on the Liberals doing better this time around? I'm no advocating they will win it (although it would please me greatly if they did), just with a lot of the general public not really trusting Labour or the Conservatives maybe more people will turn to the Liberals.... Just a thought
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    I will most certainly be voting Conservative and hope that David Cameron's excellent speech at the Conference will help. Shamefully, the media have not shown the more "exciting" aspects of his speech.

    He did get a number of standing ovations... He hit the right nails for me in his speech.

    Ken's speech was absolutely brilliant also.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Or it's doing anything I can to keep the Tories out, which in my area means voting New Labour.
    I really find people like you pathetic

    (Original post by iwilson03)
    and I seriously dislike the Tory PPC for my constituency.
    Because obviously you'll have so much to do with him if he got elected.....

    (Original post by xXedixXx)
    If tories win you'll see it get a lot worse.
    Yeh... if you aspire to have 3 kids by the age of 20 to 3 different fathers!
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    If I had to vote for one of the top 3 it'd be the Liberal Democrats by a clear mile but I've gone for the Green Party as I prefer their policies and think it is a step in the right direction even if they don't stand a chance this year.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    I will most certainly be voting Conservative and hope that David Cameron's excellent speech at the Conference will help. Shamefully, the media have not shown the more "exciting" aspects of his speech.
    There weren't any? :lolwut:

    Cameron is an absolute muppet, he has similar views to Blair (considering he hasn't got any!) and he supports another era of big-government and high taxes that are going to land us into another mess.

    "Change" - or is it?
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    (Original post by JakePearson)
    There weren't any?

    Cameron is an absolute muppet, he has similar views to Blair (considering he hasn't got any!) and he supports another era of big-government and high taxes that are going to land us into another mess.

    "Change" - or is it?
    The Conservatives have already stated that they wish to introduce marriage into the tax system, reduce business taxes and raise the threshold for inheritance tax. The only thing missing is the desire to raise the threshold for income tax to £15,000.

    I was rather pleased by Mr Cameron's speech. Overall the speeches made were quite decent.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    The Conservatives have already stated that they wish to introduce marriage into the tax system, reduce business taxes and raise the threshold for inheritance tax. The only thing missing is the desire to raise the threshold for income tax to £15,000.

    I was rather pleased by Mr Cameron's speech. Overall the speeches made were quite decent.
    Not to mention his green tax plans and his various policies of government interventionism in the economy and in social lives.
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    (Original post by JakePearson)
    Not to mention his green tax plans and his various policies of government interventionism in the economy and in social lives.
    I am somewhat sceptical that he will be able to introduce these.

    Intervention in the economy and social lives? Care to give some examples?
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    I am somewhat sceptical that he will be able to introduce these.

    Intervention in the economy and social lives? Care to give some examples?
    Just check all of these.

    The man is no different to the New Labour filth.
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    I like the Lib Dems, but a big thing for me is that nuclear power is very important. But they're against it. However, I'm starting to think I will vote for them, but just be grateful that Labour and Tories will push through nuclear.
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    Labour please.
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    I shall be voting UKIP. Id vote for the Tories otherwise, purely because New Labour suck and the Lib Dems are too pro-EU. All irrelevent as I tick the UKIP box.
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    Liberal Democrats definitely.

    I am absolutely sick of this Tory-Labour-Tory-Labour cycle we have had the last 60 years. Tories **** things up so Labour are voted in, Labour fix some of that mess but make a whole heap of news ones, Tories are voted back in to fix Labours **** up and the ****** cycle continues.

    People piss and moan about Labour and Conservative (I hate them both to be honest), but what no one seems to understand is there are other parties you can vote for (Shock horror). Labour and Conservatives aren't even all that different these days anyway.



    I want Lib Dems because they are different, and that is what this country needs, not the same old *****.




    I shall be voting UKIP. Id vote for the Tories otherwise, purely because New Labour suck and the Lib Dems are too pro-EU. All irrelevent as I tick the UKIP box.
    I hear this a lot. However, Lib Dems were calling for a referendum on the Lisbon treaty (Even before the Conservatives) and have promised referendums in the future for similar treaties. They also aim to put Britain into the center of European politics which is obviously better then on the fringes as then we can actually help shape the EU.

    People complain about the EU becoming more and more federalised and super-state like, but how are we going to change that if we don't want to be involved?
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    (Original post by Azog 150)
    I hear this a lot. However, Lib Dems were calling for a referendum on the Lisbon treaty (Even before the Conservatives) and have promised referendums in the future for similar treaties. They also aim to put Britain into the center of European politics which is obviously better then on the fringes as then we can actually help shape the EU.

    People complain about the EU becoming more and more federalised and super-state like, but how are we going to change that if we don't want to be involved?
    The lib dems did indeed call for a referendum on the lisbon treaty, however when it actually came down to it they decided to vote against it.

    So when it actually came down to a vote in the Commons a referendum on Lison was rejected, with the liberal democrats refusing to support a referendum. Although it's worth mentioning that a dozen or so had some integrity and refused to backtrack on earlier promises, and also some labour MP's rebelled. Still, this wasn't enough, but if the lib dems had actually voted in favour of a referendum we would have had one.

    This is one time the lib dems had some real decision power, with the vote so close. With this power they went back on their earlier promise, they are no different to labour or the conservatives.

    Their weak justification was that they wanted a referendum on the EU as a whole, not only on Lisbon. But recently (and with far too little publicity) the lib dems have now stopped supporting a referendum on the EU.

    On this issue the lib dems have been very cynical, and even if you support the EU, backtracking on promises like this might make you want to think twice about voting for this party.
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    I've never understood the people who vote for the smaller parties, or even Lib Dems because they hate Labour. I suppose in principle you should vote for which party you feel represents your views the most, but if you want Labour out, then in my opinion voting for any party other than the Conservatives is handing your vote to Labour.
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    (Original post by Wardy23)
    If I had to vote for one of the top 3 it'd be the Liberal Democrats by a clear mile but I've gone for the Green Party as I prefer their policies and think it is a step in the right direction even if they don't stand a chance this year.
    They'll never stand a chance. We will never go back to socialism, do you realise how much it ****** us up in the 70's?
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    Im more and more tempted to vote for Lib Dems at Uni. My home constituency is too entrenched for my vote to make any difference.

    I know it wont at uni either, but there its a lot lot closer
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    Lib Dems.
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    (Original post by usainlightning)
    They'll never stand a chance. We will never go back to socialism, do you realise how much it ****** us up in the 70's?
    Must be nice to be able to see into the future.
 
 
 
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