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Who will you vote for in 2015 and why?
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A personal vote for my MP. He does an excellent job representing us.
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I won't vote for anyone because a man who looks like a drug addled pirate told me not to
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Liberal democrats.

Labour are an economic shambles and will hurt my job prospects and the prospects of the average brit.

The tories have climate change deniers and welfare policy which hurts the most vunerable for little to no gain.

The greens are a joke and would run our economy into the ground, also they aren't even that green, they don't support nuclear power stations!

Ukip, no due to issues of gay marriage and economic policy e.g flat tax which would make the rich pay less and the poor pay more relative to what they pay now. Also they have a 100billion black hole in their proposed budget.
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Green Party. Most socialist & most environmentally conscious. Tories, Lib Dems, UKIP all no no no. Labour try, and I agree with a lot of their policies, even if they're not really there just yet.
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Labour.
At least their welfare policies don't hit the worst off, and at least rich people we be faced with a slightly higher tax if Labour come in to power.
If I was to give ever reason. I'd be here for hours...

Although it most likely won't be a majority government after 2015, whoever gets the most votes...

If the Tories win again then god help this country!
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(Original post by Bill_Gates)
Who will you vote for in 2015 and why?
I will likely vote Tory.

On the majority of issues bar welfare and environmental policy i broadly support what they have done. I voted for then in 2010 on the basis of rapid deficit reduction and that is now occurring (deficit should fall £20bn this financial year and more importantly growth will ensure a swift deficit to GDP fall). My main disappointment is their reliance on unfunded liabilities for infrastructure and their failure to tackle most structural flaws (housing deficit, trade deficit).

The Liberal Democrats have impressed me a lot but i'm not willing to vote for a party when their future direction is uncertain although they will get my vote in the Euro's.
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I will likely vote Tory.

On the majority of issues bar welfare and environmental policy i broadly support what they have done. I voted for then in 2010 on the basis of rapid deficit reduction and that is now occurring (deficit should fall £20bn this financial year and more importantly growth will ensure a swift deficit to GDP fall). My main disappointment is their reliance on unfunded liabilities for infrastructure and their failure to tackle most structural flaws (housing deficit, trade deficit).

The Liberal Democrats have impressed me a lot but i'm not willing to vote for a party when their future direction is uncertain although they will get my vote in the Euro's.
I completely agree with the above, but I vote lib dem. I guess it depends on what seat you are in, though I do vote UKIP in the EU elections as it provides us with more weight in the negotiations.
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I completely agree with the above, but I vote lib dem. I guess it depends on what seat you are in, though I do vote UKIP in the EU elections as it provides us with more weight in the negotiations.
I have a choice of a Labour or Lib Dem seat (home or uni), my fear however is that they could move to the left post-2015 and that's something i refuse to validate via a vote. In addition while Cameron has not been the best i'd rather not punish somebody who has led a government taking difficult decisions that i broadly agree with even if the rhetoric is off.

Since i believe the choice will be Lib-Lab or Tory minority and second election (without Cameron as leader) i don't think chances of renegotiation are high. In addition the stuff i want negotiated are different to the stuff Cameron wants so i don't really care too much for it.
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I will be voting Labour. Close 2nd choice would be the Greens. The Green Party would actually be my first choice if they genuinely had even the slightest chance at gaining a majority, sadly they don't - I guess you could say that it's more of a tactical vote to vote Labour.

Put simply, I will be voting Labour because under Miliband's leadership they're looking like the party of the working man - they're not in the pockets of big business or interested in solely making the rich even richer.
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BNP just for the jokes
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I will most likely vote Tory.

If i were asked this in 2010 then the answer would have been Lib Dem however Clegg and his party really have not impressed me and not lived up to my expectation with the chance they were given in 2010 by the general public.

I will not be voting Labour, i am Welsh and like Scotland we are ruled by a Labour Government. I live in a rural city (UK's smallest to be precise), and in Wales i just have not seen any benefit of having a Labour Government. In my local area for example, we have had NHS services taken from us and the threat of more is likely. The pediatric unit has been downgraded at our local hospital (30 mins away), now we will have to travel double that, and that is on a nice day. I wouldn't like to know how long it would take during these storms which look likely to be more frequent, with road closures and flooding etc.

Labours economy policies do look favourable for the working person over Tories, but we have suffered the past 5 years and we are seeing signs of growth. I look at the whole picture, and the current policies are reducing the deficit and is producing growth, which to me isn't bad considering the economic recession we have just had.

Unfortunately, neither side has boosted my confidence in politics over the past 5 years.
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I will in all likelihood be casting another vote for the Conservative Party. While I consider myself a Conservative and indeed have Conservative Party membership, I am by no means a happy Conservative. I am outraged by some of the policy failures in this parliament; I am disappointed in this governments lack of competence; and I find it disappointing that Cameron didn't stick to his guns on the Big Society policies.

So if I am so unhappy, why am I voting Conservative? Quite simply because I believe my ideological home is within the Conservative Party and - more importantly - I do not trust the other parties at all.
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Without a doubt Labour. The Tories have failed massively on the targets they set themselves and have set the country back years. Awful government; awful people.


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Would vote labour if the left wasn't so Shariah friendly
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(Original post by _Morsey_)
I will most likely vote Tory.

If i were asked this in 2010 then the answer would have been Lib Dem however Clegg and his party really have not impressed me and not lived up to my expectation with the chance they were given in 2010 by the general public.

I will not be voting Labour, i am Welsh and like Scotland we are ruled by a Labour Government. I live in a rural city (UK's smallest to be precise), and in Wales i just have not seen any benefit of having a Labour Government. In my local area for example, we have had NHS services taken from us and the threat of more is likely. The pediatric unit has been downgraded at our local hospital (30 mins away), now we will have to travel double that, and that is on a nice day. I wouldn't like to know how long it would take during these storms which look likely to be more frequent, with road closures and flooding etc.

Labours economy policies do look favourable for the working person over Tories, but we have suffered the past 5 years and we are seeing signs of growth. I look at the whole picture, and the current policies are reducing the deficit and is producing growth, which to me isn't bad considering the economic recession we have just had.

Unfortunately, neither side has boosted my confidence in politics over the past 5 years.
Firstly, Scotland has an SNP administration.

Secondly, I'm sorry to say that NHS reorganisation would happen under the Tories in Wales too.

Thirdly, this government has failed on almost every economic benchmark it set itself. Debt is up and the deficit isn't falling as fast as they said it would. Growth is only just taking hold after three years of stagnation of negative growth, despite the fact that the economy was growing when Labour left office.


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I don't know yet, because predetermining my vote in advance before polling day would be ignorant, there may as well be no campaign, people may as well start wearing football club style tops and just completely ignore any point or issues addressed by the parties they don't support and blindly follow the ones they do...
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I don't know yet, because predetermining my vote in advance before polling day would be ignorant, there may as well be no campaign, people may as well start wearing football club style tops and just completely ignore any point or issues addressed by the parties they don't support and blindly follow the ones they do...
The idea of political parties is that they generally are formed of people with broadly similar feelings on issues. That's not to say all people within parties think the same about everything, but as a supporter of the Labour Party I agree with more than I disagree with, which means I can be fairly certain that they will get my vote in 2015. If they came up with policies I fundamentally disagreed with, such as leaving the EU or scrapping Trident, I would change my mind. However, it isn't unreasonable to affiliate with a particular party. In fact, it's kind of crucial to most modern democracies.


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Surely the bias one has by feeling affiliated with 'their party' corrupts the nature of democracy in the way I mentioned in my previous post?

I'll keep my mind open and see who I dislike the least nearer the time thanks.
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Whatever the most likely opposition to labour is in my constituency.


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Surely the bias one has by feeling affiliated with 'their party' corrupts the nature of democracy in the way I mentioned in my previous post?

I'll keep my mind open and see who I dislike the least nearer the time thanks.
Yeah, this seems very intellectual but becomes a bit pointless after a while. For instance, I would vote labour if they came closer to the policies I wanted than the Tories, but given that I like free markets and generally a small state that's rather unlikely.
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