European Elections 2014 - The TSR Exit Poll - How did you vote today? And why? Watch

Poll: Who did you vote for in today's European Elections?
An Independence from Europe (0)
0%
British National Party (2)
0.7%
Conservative Party (37)
12.89%
English Democrats (0)
0%
Green Party (71)
24.74%
Labour Party (57)
19.86%
Liberal Democrats (27)
9.41%
No2EU (3)
1.05%
Plaid Cymru (2)
0.7%
Scottish National Party (4)
1.39%
Sinn Fein (0)
0%
UKIP (44)
15.33%
Ulster Unionist Party (0)
0%
Other (6)
2.09%
I was eligible to vote, but I chose not to do so (28)
9.76%
I spoiled my ballot (6)
2.09%
Jarred
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The results are in! Here's what the seat distribution would look like if we allocated 73 seats under the D'Hondt method.

(This is only provisional, I rushed it a little bit)

Green (27.4%): 22
Labour (22.0%): 17
Ukip (17.0%): 13
Tory (14.3%): 11
Lib Dem (10.4%): 8
Others (2.3%): 1
SNP (1.5%): 1
No2EU (1.2%): 0
BNP(0.8%): 0
Plaid Cymru (0.8%): 0
An Independence from Europe (0.0%): 0
English Democrats (0.0%): 0
Sinn Fein (0.0%): 0
UUP(0.0%): 0


Election fever's gripped the country and the polls for the European Parliament Elections 2014 will be opening across the UK in just a couple of hours. Has it really been five years? :daydreaming:

We thought it'd be fun to run our own poll to gauge what the opinion is like on here and see how the TSR community varies in comparison to the population. So here it is! Who did you vote today at the polling booth? And why did you vote that way? Would you vote the same way in a general election? Did you have locals today too and did your vote differ? Anything else? Drop a post down

The results will be hidden until the real election has finished because it's illegal under UK law (and probably EU law too) for me to publish the result of an exit poll before an election is over. I don't think that counts for an informal little poll like this but I fancy playing it safe just in case. There's nothing wrong with voting and discussing your vote in here though, that's just basic freedom of speech and is no different to telling a mate or blasting it all over Twitter or etc. So get to it!

There's quite a big selection of options in the poll. I've tried to include all of the key ones but obviously there's only space for sixteen items on a TSR ballot so some compromises had to be made.

Enjoy
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Other - I voted for the Pirate Party UK.
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We had the 'Roman' party standing here - sounded interesting. But my vote is for Labour as the only sensible party out there at the moment on points about treating people fairly and with compassion.

Not local elections here in Brighton (have to wait until next year for that), but again will likely vote for Labour in those and in the General Election (a change from Green last time around).
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Lib Dems!

Because I'm a very forgiving person and they actually have good policies and have done a lot of good in Europe and Westminster

Check out their policies here:
http://www.libdems.org.uk

Plus I like the environment but not quite socialist enough to vote green
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I think it's too late for me to vote :sad:
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UKIP.
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Was pretty tempted to vote for the Harmony party (bit of an ironic name I'd suggest) Voted Green in the end though
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(Original post by Maid Marian)
I think it's too late for me to vote :sad:
It's never too late until the poll closes.

I chose to vote for nobody.
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We had the 'Roman' party standing here - sounded interesting. But my vote is for Labour as the only sensible party out there at the moment on points about treating people fairly and with compassion.

Not local elections here in Brighton (have to wait until next year for that), but again will likely vote for Labour in those and in the General Election (a change from Green last time around).
You need a party to take money off people in order to treat others with compassion?
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It's never too late until the poll closes.

I chose to vote for nobody.
It's too late for the postal vote and apparently you need to have applied for a special card to go to a polling station? Which I don't have ...
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It's too late for the postal vote and apparently you need to have applied for a special card to go to a polling station? Which I don't have ...
Ah I see. Yes, you're probably too late then.

Just make sure you get everything in order for the important vote next year, though.
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It's too late for the postal vote and apparently you need to have applied for a special card to go to a polling station? Which I don't have ...
Don't think you need anything to bring with you.

You just need to be a registered voter at that station
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Ah I see. Yes, you're probably too late then.

Just make sure you get everything in order for the important vote next year, though.
Aw :sad:

Is there an important vote next year? :eek:
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(Original post by Maid Marian)
Aw :sad:

Is there an important vote next year? :eek:
The general election?
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Providing you`re on the electoral register you can just turn up with some ID and proof of your address.
How do I know if I'm on the electoral register?
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Spoilt my ballot


I'm politically ambiguous and I don't think anybody got it right. Disappointed to hear people are still voting for Lib Dems at all though, really hoped they would dissolve as a party and at least we could pretend the system worked.
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The general election?
Oh good! I'll try and make sure I vote then!
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Les Greens
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Labour.

People are far too stupid to have a say on the EU.
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Ideally I would have voted for Sinn Fein or No2EU, but the former obviously only stand in Northern Ireland and the latter have no chance of winning any seats, so I went for the Greens.
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