What's the point on voting if you live in a non swing constituency.

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Guy Secretan
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I live in an area where it is lib dem anf has been for ages so I kind of don't seee the point in voting
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Vote, you will at least go on a stat. If young people vote, then the parties at the next election will come up with policies that are in are interest. Don't vote and they will continue to pander to rich old people who vote.



Apologies for the generalisation but you get my point.
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Lib Dems are going to be in for a hammering at this election, so there is a chance this could change if you do not exercise your right to vote. Also, if lots of people thought along the same lines as you, this complacency could lead to the 'wrong' people winning the seat.
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I live in a Conservative safe seat, majority of over 15,000.

I'm spoiling my ballot.
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Im voting UKIP but I know my vote will be pointless but the polling station is right near me so it will be easy but I still hope they have a fairer voting system in the future
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My constituency's been Conservative since 1918, it's really frustrating.
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My constituency has only ever been Labour once and that was when the Conservative MP defected to them!

When the by-election was called, oh boy did he end up losing and even with his experience and respect in the community - people didn't vote for him. He was replaced by a newbie with an overwhelming majority!
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Which constituency do you live in?
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I'd always say vote. A party might lose but the number of votes could help decide how much money and effort they will put into that seat in the next election.

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i wish i lived in a tory constituency but i am unfortunately stuck in a labour safe seat
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Every vote contributes towards money that the state awards parties to assist in their next campaign. It also sends a message.

If you're intending to vote Green but your local 'safe' candidate is endorsing damaging environmental policies, they might change tack if there is a green surge within their constituency.

We're not betting. It's not about picking the winner. It's about voting with your heart and sending the right messages. That's why I could never endorse tactical voting for a party you don't align with - what message are you sending to Westminster? At least vote for a party that wants electoral reform, at least.
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(Original post by HandmadeTurnip)
My constituency's been Conservative since 1918, it's really frustrating.
do you live in a rich/posh area?
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(Original post by karl pilkington)
do you live in a rich/posh area?
Yep, lots of old people as well.
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If you want change, you need to be that change. It starts with you. Safe seats are only safe as long as people keep voting for them. You're only making safe seats safer by not voting. Parties will invest more money into campaigning in constituencies where they have a chance to break through. Whether that's at this election or the next one, there's good reason to vote.
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(Original post by HandmadeTurnip)
My constituency's been Conservative since 1918, it's really frustrating.
Mine's much the same, Tory since 1800s.

It's funny because I've never even seen the Tory candidate campaign - it's all Labour / Lib Dems etc - and on social media I see everyone complaining that we're still Tory. And then he goes and gets over 50% of the vote and is re-elected with landslide majority.

I'm not really fussed either way to be honest, but I bet if all those who were complaining actually voted (often see 'there's no point, it's a safe seat') then it would be a much tighter contest.
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