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Poll: Do you vote the same as your parents?
Yes (36)
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No (46)
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shadowdweller
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The general election* brings about an interesting topic; namely, to what extent do our parents influence our political views? Naturally this in itself would be a complex topic, but what is clearer cut is whether we vote the same way.

So please do vote in the poll, and get involved in the discussion - do you vote the same way as your parents?

*As I hope everyone knows now, the general election in the UK will be taking place this Thursday. Please be sure to vote if you are able, and get your views heard!
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No idea what they vote like :ninja:
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(Original post by Glaz)
No idea what they vote like :ninja:
We have an option for that, don't you worry! :mmm:
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Neither of my parents bother voting anymore

Me and my dad generally vote the same way but not my mum
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Not even close my father votes Libdems in a Tory safe seat and my Mother votes Green in a different Tory safe seat.

This is my first time in a marginal, my vote will actually count :woo:
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My Dad never votes as he always says they're a bunch of charlatans. I used to think that was typically eccentric of him but I'm beginning to come round to his point of view.

Having said that, I will still vote but almost reluctantly - I don't feel any of them actually deserve my vote this time around
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Yes, but used to support labour.
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<== Orange Booker.

My father's a High Tory of sorts and my mum is apolitical. So no.
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My Mum was raised middle class, voted Leave and will vote Conservatives. My Dad was raised working class, voted Remain and will vote Labour. They are both "floating voters" who aren't loyal to a particular party. Eg. my Dad voted Green or Lib dems in EU elections 2019 and my Mum voted Lib dems in the 2010 General Election. I align more with my Dad's voting. I have more left wing views, but know they wouldn't "work" in practice, so realistically I'd vote similarly for him. But we both want Boris out ASAP so that's why I'd want Labour in (and so would he). We live in a middle class labour consituency but the long running MP stepped down and has been replaced by a more problematic one, so a labour vote is more important than ever now!
PS Don't come for me - I'm just explaining the situation
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Yes funnily enough I do vote the same as my parents.
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I'm not eligable to vote yet, but I am reasonably knowledgeable about my political views and what I agree with in each party - and I vote the same as my Dad.

I think it would be hard to avoid because of the way in which they may introduce you to politics and add bias, but I have quite strong opinions and so I believe my opinions are my own now, not my Dad's - they just happen to be the same :yep:
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My Mum has always voted Tory as far as I know, but won't be this time round, as she's a remainer. I'd hope she'd vote Labour as they're the only other party who are likely to win in her constituency.. but ideologically she'd be more likely to vote Lib Dem.

My Dad will vote Brexit Party I suppose. We avoid the topic of politics as it never goes well.

I've always voted Lib Dem (at university in Exeter, and in Eastbourne) as they had the most chance of winning in those areas - and Green since I've moved to Brighton.
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I don't always know how my mum votes; in my constituency Labour can't win, so it's a two-horse race anyway. My dad refuses to vote (he thinks all politicians are liars and earn too much) - I however always make sure I vote.
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voting for tory to piss my parents off
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My dad never votes and my mum usually votes Lib Dem. I will probably vote Labour tho.
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I feel like I'm more likely to get disowned for who I vote for (which is going to be different to my parents) than being gay tbh
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No.
My parents are revolutionary trade union socialists.
I'm a floating voter with no appetite for radicalism or revolution.
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My dad was always very much Labour, from a family of Labour voters, but he has no time for the current party and I don't know what he is now - leftish, but not Labour. My mother was Conservative, from a family of Conservatives, but she seems to dislike everyone at the moment. She generally just asks me who I'm voting for, and probably does the same as she trusts my judgement.

Early on I tended towards Conservative, probably picked up from mother/grandparents, but since the age of around 18 I've been an unaffiliated floater. I don't like or identify with any of the main parties, so I just go with whichever one I dislike the least... or pick a minor party, if one is standing.
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My parents are divorced. My dad has always been a life long tory voter, but if the Brexit part did not stand down in are seat probably would have voted for them. My mum, on the other hand, which till they divorced was a Tory voter, now is much more swinging to labour and the left. For myself, I like a lot of young people are much more to the centre-left. Having cast my postal vote, I voted labour tactically to stop a tory MP being reelected.
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Whilst you ask if what parents vote influences children, you then only really examine whether children follow parents, voting the same as their parents. There is certainly a point to be made that what parents vote might well convince some children to actively vote against such a position- nothing better, when young, than taking a counter position just to make a point.

There is also the possibility that how children vote might influence their parents- whilst I suspect I would likely have voted Remain in the Referendum anyway, the fact both my adult children were pro Remain did have a bearing, I certainly , given they would have had to more live with the economic outcome of the referendum , would likely not have voted against what they wanted and in such a scenario would probably not have voted.
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