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Tories on 37% to Labour's 30%? I struggle to believe it. I've hardly even met any Tories in my life. The majority of the people I know are Labour or Ukip. What's going on?

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I've met Tories. And the concentration differs in different parts of the country. Your mileage may vary - anecdotal experiences of not knowing any Tories are invalid.

UK elections are observed by the Council of Europe, so instead of sounding like a sore loser, wait for their report.
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It's believed that many Tory supporters, especially in strongly anti-Tory areas, are worried of identifying as such for fear of backlash. It's hard to blame them, when you look at the threats posted on Twitter and the thuggish behaviour which has been common at various protests over the last five years.
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(Original post by gladders)
I've met Tories. And the concentration differs in different parts of the country. Your mileage may vary - anecdotal experiences of not knowing any Tories are invalid.

UK elections are observed by the Council of Europe, so instead of sounding like a sore loser, wait for their report.
im in a tory safe seat and im still like uwotm8
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Tories on 37% to Labour's 30%? I struggle to believe it. I've hardly even met any Tories in my life. The majority of the people I know are Labour or Ukip. What's going on?

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You are a member of the lower class, and therefore know few Conservative voters who actually are in a minority but they do turn up to the polling station. That's what's going on.
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why you hurting so much. Fair elections= fair win for the tories
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Most of the people I know support the Tories
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Well you're presumably a student and young people don't tend to vote conservative. Also do you you live in an area where tories didn't get many votes?
Also conservative are a party you're not likely to admit to voting for as it is seen as a 'selfish' vote.
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You are a member of the lower class, and therefore know few Conservative voters who actually are in a minority but they do turn up to the polling station. That's what's going on.
i live in the richest postcode in my city
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Well you're presumably a student and young people don't tend to vote conservative. Also do you you live in an area where tories didn't get many votes?
Also conservative are a party you're not likely to admit to voting for as it is seen as a 'selfish' vote.
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UKIP deserved many more seats


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i live in the richest postcode in my city
Then maybe the city isn't wealthy in general? This would make sense under FPTP, as you may live in a wealthy part of Inslington or Finsbury, but the rest would still vote Labour/UKIP.
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it's who your arround, for instance in my school mock election it was 43%ukip 39% conservative 5%labour 12% green 1% lib dem (500+votes). The country is split, you live in scotland, its snp, you live in a city, its labour, anywhere else its conservative/ukip very close
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if they got a seat for every 25,000 votes or so like the snp, theyd be on what 160 seats maybe?
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I'm in a Tory safe seat here and the MP got an even larger majority this time round with many Lib Dems defecting to UKIP, Labour and Conservatives. Lib Dems went from being the second largest party here in 2010 to the fourth largest in 2015.

I don't believe there is anything suspicious about the election. It's the same as it always has been. 37% of the electorate's views account for the other 63% of us. The SNP have enough seats that if all the seats were split up equally between the UK population, they would be representing a population of the whole of Scotland and half of Wales. That is why we need a proportional representation system, so the 63% of the rest of the votes count. I support this, even though my party of choice would lose seats.

Is this election suspicious? No. Was it fair? Not overly. There was dirty tactics, as always. Newspapers dishing out propaganda at every corner, causing people to make uneducated votes without reading either parties' manifesto. The main unfair thing is that smaller parties with more dispersed followings have a lower number of seats. People are voting labour or conservative because they feel their vote won't count otherwise. That is unfair.


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(Original post by GelukkigChloe)
I'm in a Tory safe seat here and the MP got an even larger majority this time round with many Lib Dems defecting to UKIP, Labour and Conservatives. Lib Dems went from being the second largest party here in 2010 to the fourth largest in 2015.

I don't believe there is anything suspicious about the election. It's the same as it always has been. 37% of the electorate's views account for the other 63% of us. The SNP have enough seats that if all the seats were split up equally between the UK population, they would be representing a population of the whole of Scotland and half of Wales. That is why we need a proportional representation system, so the 63% of the rest of the votes count. I support this, even though my party of choice would lose seats.

Is this election suspicious? No. Was it fair? Not overly. There was dirty tactics, as always. Newspapers dishing out propaganda at every corner, causing people to make uneducated votes without reading either parties' manifesto. The main unfair thing is that smaller parties with more dispersed followings have a lower number of seats. People are voting labour or conservative because they feel their vote won't count otherwise. That is unfair.


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which seat are we talking? sounds like mine, harborough
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(Original post by WillNegForReps)
i live in the richest postcode in my city
We're out there.

Survation just did a poll asking how people would vote if there was another election... Shy Tories Unleashed !

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Not surprisingly Tories are very shy because of thuggish Labour supporters.
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(Original post by WillNegForReps)
im in a tory safe seat and im still like uwotm8
I can only assume your social circle only extends so far. Remember there's on average 70,000 voters in every constituency.
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which seat are we talking? sounds like mine, harborough
West Suffolk. Has always been Conservative ever since it was created. It is unfortunate that people vote for the party rather than the person. The Labour, UKIP and Lib Dem MP candidates were very lovely gentlemen. The only good thing the Conservative MP has done was vote for gay marriage. As a privately educated Oxbridge graduate with a PPE degree in a safe seat, I can see him as a shoo in for a party leader spot in the future. Fingers crossed that the day doesn't come.


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