Which political party do you identify with most?

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Poll: Which political party do you identify with most?
Conservative (19)
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Labour (11)
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Liberal Democrat (9)
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Green (3)
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Brexit Party (3)
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UKIP (0)
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SNP (0)
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Plaid Cymru (0)
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It would be interesting to see the political demographic of users here, so I've made this poll.

Personally I identify most as a Liberal Democrat, however if there was an election I may vote tactically for Labour as the Lib Dems do poorly in my area.
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(Original post by RJDG14)
It would be interesting to see the political demographic of users here, so I've made this poll.

Personally I identify most as a Liberal Democrat, however if there was an election I may vote tactically for Labour as the Lib Dems do poorly in my area.
Tory.

In the Mhoc we have elections around every six months and while they vaguely mirror RL, the last election saw the Lib Dem's win but with Lib-Lab-Con all very close to each other.

With Boris eating into the Brx Party vote a little i would expect (if you can get 100+ voters) the Tories and Lib Dem's to perform best.
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So far it looks like there's a disproportionate number of Tories here...

Did half the people here attend private school or not?
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None of them to be honest.
Labour is some queer neo-stalinist entity under Corbyn and the Tories are so obsessed with their brexit perversion i could never vote for them.
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my ideal party would probably be economically center left, and socially center right.

Doesn't really exist currently though.. the SDP's manifesto comes closest, but they are unelectably small. They would get my vote if we had a PR system though.

As far as I see my options:
Tories: Center left socially, Right economically
Labour: Far left on both
Lib dems: Far left socially, center right economically
UKIP: Far right socially, economically mixed and messy
Brexit: Who knows apart from leaving the EU
Greens: Far left on both,

There is no center right party socially.. nothing inbetween the torries and UKIP. What I really want is the tory party 15-20 years ago.. or for the more right leaning members to be in charge of the social dirrection, instead of the one-nation torries who socially are basically new labour. Center left.

Economically, a more moderate labour fits me well.. shame they have gone off the deep end. I really like a few of their economic policies - renationalising the railyways and energy industries etc. But while I like the idea of 2-3 of their economic policies, if you throw 20 at me, it sounds far to crazy and radical.

So if you took the right side of the tory party socially.. and combined it with the centerist side of the labour party economically, you would probably have my dream team.
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my ideal party would probably be economically center left, and socially center right.

Doesn't really exist currently though.. the SDP's manifesto comes closest, but they are unelectably small. They would get my vote if we had a PR system though.

As far as I see my options:
Tories: Center left socially, Right economically
Labour: Far left on both
Lib dems: Far left socially, center right economically
UKIP: Far right socially, economically mixed and messy
Brexit: Who knows apart from leaving the EU
Greens: Far left on both,

There is no center right party socially.. nothing inbetween the torries and UKIP. What I really want is the tory party 15-20 years ago.. or for the more right leaning members to be in charge of the social dirrection, instead of the one-nation torries who socially are basically new labour. Center left.
My view of each of the parties is probably less radical than yours - I see the parties as the following:
Conservative - centre right socially, centre right economically
Labour - centre-left to left socially, left economically
Lib Dems - left socially, centre to centre right economically (economically it kind of depends on if you're looking at the Orange Bookers or Social Democrats in the party)
UKIP - right to far right socially, centre to centre left economically
Brexit Party - right socially, right economically (although it's hard to tell for sure since they have no manifesto, I'm basing this mostly on what UKIP were like 5 years ago)
Green Party - left socially, left economically

This seems like a more accurate description of each of the parties to me.
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My view of each of the parties is probably less radical than yours - I see the parties as the following:
Conservative - centre right socially, centre right economically
Labour - centre-left to left socially, left economically
Lib Dems - left socially, centre to centre right economically (economically it kind of depends on if you're looking at the Orange Bookers or Social Democrats in the party)
UKIP - right to far right socially, centre to centre left economically
Brexit Party - right socially, right economically (although it's hard to tell for sure since they have no manifesto, I'm basing this mostly on what UKIP were like 5 years ago)
Green Party - left socially, left economically

This seems like a more accurate description of each of the parties to me.
The main thing I take issue with is that the conservatives are at all right wing socially.

I mean they (as a party) are in favour of:

Gay marriage, no-fault devorces, abortion, trans rights, mass immigration, multiculturalism, a ban on fox-hunting, state schools and the ban on new grammar schools, secularism and the reduction of the churches position etc.

For me, their social/societal platform is solidly left-wing by the standards of the public in the country, and certainly its very left-wing when you compare it globally to other nations political parties.

Their right-wing tendancies are all economic/financial, against raising the minimum wage (although they do brake this) against re-distribution of wealth, against privatisation, against a large bennifit system/social welfare system, against funding local/societal resources, for big coroporations, low tax (relitivly) on the rich, etc.

I think people get in a muddle between the two, because personally I can't see any justification for calling them right wing socially, as a party. Sure they contain individuals who are very conservative, but their stance as a party is bassically new labour 2.0, when it comes to society.

They look right-wing if you compare them to Corbyns labour, but that's because they have pushed further left. Really though you could take Cameron or May, and if you compare thier social policy goals with blarite labour poltiicans, and exclude any economic policy.. they would be pretty clearly in agreement over almost everything.
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Not sure, I'm a floating voter.
Have voted for the Lib Dems and Conservatives in the past.
Would never vote for Labour.
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whichever one cares the most about homelessness, the safety of our children, healthcare etc. i know that the tory isn’t that for sure. we all saw how they dealt with the grenfell situation
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the communist party of Britain Nah, im joking. I don't know what my political beliefs are that much.
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(Original post by RJDG14)
It would be interesting to see the political demographic of users here, so I've made this poll.

Personally I identify most as a Liberal Democrat, however if there was an election I may vote tactically for Labour as the Lib Dems do poorly in my area.
Hello fellow Liberal Democrat
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None, really, it very much depends who's leading the party and which factions dominate the party. So I'd have voted for Blair and maybe Brown but nobody else after them. I'd have voted for M. Thatcher but nobody else after Major. I'd have voted for Campbell and Cable, very easily but not the others.

I'm politically centrist. I dislike the ''extremists'' in both major parties - the hard left in the LP and the nationalist/xenophobic right in the CP. I'm not comfortable identifying as right-wing even though when it comes to economic policy, I'm almost always opposed to whatever the centre-left/left proposes (min wage hikes, nationalisations, trade barriers and subsidies, etc) and I'm quite market-oriented. The problem is that in recent years, the right is no longer associated with free-markets, it has become a nationalist Bismarckean faction. Thanks to the Donald, Putin, that ogre in Hungary (genuinely forgot his name), etc.
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the communist party of Britain Nah, im joking. I don't know what my political beliefs are that much.
Oh wow a fellow communist :hello:
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Oh wow a fellow communist :hello:
This is great, hi comrade 😃
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This is great, hi comrade 😃
Greetings comrade. Never let anyone berate you about being a glorious communist, these disgusting capitalist pigs say communism hasn't worked and only causes death and destruction, but they refuse to see that it's only because those systems weren't true communism!!
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The Andrew97 Party.
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About 60% of young people are supposed to support the Labour party according to past opinion polls, but it's pretty evenly split here.
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For me it's between Labour and the Brexit Party. I'd vote Labour because they're more likely to get in
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But only about 5% or less of the total population did (I didn't).

I would personally like every household in the country to be middle or upper middle class, and see both Labour with socialist policies and the Tories with their right wing protectionist policies to be hindering this level of equality at the moment.
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- Greens in terms of economic policies, culturally progressive stances and immediate action on climate change.
- Liberal Democrat’s in terms of internal party culture.
- Conservatives in terms of a strong national defence, nuclear deterrent and justice system.
- But realistically Labour because they’re more likely to get in than the greens, and are more left wing than the tories or Lib Dem’s.
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