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    I know who my MP is and something about them
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    I don't care who my MP is!
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    I know mine.

    I can't wait til we get rid of her.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Do you feel they are all equally bad on that, or would you single out some as better than others?
    As an international student who has not been to the UK for very long I cannot really comment on your political system, but in terms of party politics it seems fairly similar to our system in Germany. Some of cause are worse (in Germany the Left Party or the right-wing NPD) than others, but still, many parties are getting closer and closer in terms of their political positions. When in the opposition the Social Democratic Party (SPD) emphasises social values and 'acts' as the voice of the labour class etc., but when in power they don't really act any different from the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Same game the other way around. The FDP (liberal party) is making a fool of themselves to an extent that from a 14.6% vote share in the 2009 general elections they will possibly go down to not even being present in parliament any more after the next elections. Die LINKE (leftist party) are basically socialists leaning towards communism which makes them 'unvotable' for and the Green party does not offer enough expertise on policy areas not connected with their core program (environment etc.)

    I am not even sure whether I will vote in the next elections and I don't accept accusations of that being a sign of a lack of political interest or having to vote in order to prevent extremists from becoming more powerful. Just voting for some party for the sake of voting simply means that the major parties will go on as they currently do - a turnout of less than 50% might send a stronger message to the major parties.

    Or I will vote for a tiny, minor party. Not sure yet.

    I'm starting to question my own opinions on single MPs though as my current tutor at university used to sit in the House of Commons and is generally a nice, well-informed guy I might probably vote for (if he was still active in politics).
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    Nick De Bois.

    I remembered his name well!
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    Anne Main, a corrupt expenses-fiddling *****.
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    Henry Smith - Crawley, one of the few MPs in Sussex to vote against Gay Marriage, even though most people supported it
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    Yep, mainly because he jumped in front of a train a while back.
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    Mine's Ben Wallace, Conservative, Wyre & Preston North.

    Former military man, quite indifferent towards him though as our previous MP (Nigel Evans, Conservative, Ribble Valley) was a lot more down to Earth, especially when it came to the expenses scandal.

    Gerrymandering by Labour meant that any remotely affluent areas of Preston were hived off to neighbouring Conservative safe seats (north to Wyre & Preston North, east to Ribble Valley, south to South Ribble and west to Fylde), so Labour could have Preston as a safe seat - the result? Most people IN Preston aren't represented by the MP FOR Preston.
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    Yup, met Greg Clark a few times as well.
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    My MP is Gisela Stuart.
    She often comes across quite well on TV, she seems pretty smart - I think we could do with a few more MPs with origins from other EU countries.
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    (Original post by ConnorB)
    Yep Peter Lilley. And He's a total prat.
    Guido Fawkes (Paul Staines) is incredibly down on Lilley, there's virtually a book on his various corrupt antics over at that site.
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    Politics is all a sham.

    It's not even democracy.

    Parties go in there and make key decisions not even in their manifestos. They lie , cheat, and just go back on their promises.

    But oh, we get a 'vote' so it's all dandy!

    It's one big farce.
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    Osbourne. -.-
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    (Original post by Lucy-1995)
    I know it for my Dad's area, but had to go on the site you gave for my Mum's area and have to say I've never even heard of this women :confused: :zomg:
    She's obviously working tirelessly to reach the student voter, lulz.
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    David Tredinnick. He's spoken out in favour of NHS funded homeopathy, and will thus never receive my vote as he is clearly mad as a brush.
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    My MP has been the one for my home constituency since just after I was born. The MP for Coventry North West (Bob Ainsworth) was the previous Minister of Defence and is renowned as 'Bugger All Bob' for his inactivity in Parliament.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    She often comes across quite well on TV, she seems pretty smart - I think we could do with a few more MPs with origins from other EU countries.
    She's my MP also, and I think she's decent. It definitely says a lot about her that many of the areas within her constituency would be considered "posh" yet we've had a strong Labour majority (with her as the MP) for quite a while now.
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    Mine is Nick Clegg.. *looks down in shame*
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    I know the one back at home, but not the one at university.

    I've sent him letters in the past asking for him to take particular matters to parliament. He usually replies, sometimes from the house of commons.


    I can't say I'm a huge fan of him, but at least he sounds like he's listening. I'm honestly not too bothered who my MP is, provided they listen and act - Isn't that what the tax payer money should be for? Until I actually start paying tax, I won't get too miserable about what it gets spent on.
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    (Original post by teddypicker1)
    Mine is Nick Clegg.. *looks down in shame*
    The same man who signed a petition never to increase fee's and decides to increase them to 9000 a year.

    I'm never going to vote for the tories , or the lib-dems. I benefited greatly because of labours social spending during the last decade, and i don't mind doing my bit for the next wave of people who need a government like that.
 
 
 
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