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AB Editor | 16:11 Thu 06th Nov 2014 | News
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If you were voting today, which party would get your vote?

  • Conservatives - 38 votes
  • 35%
  • UKIP - 26 votes
  • 24%
  • Labour - 22 votes
  • 20%
  • I would abstain from voting. - 9 votes
  • 8%
  • SNP - 5 votes
  • 5%
  • Liberal Democrats - 4 votes
  • 4%
  • Green - 3 votes
  • 3%
  • Monster Raving Loony (or similar) - 2 votes
  • 2%
  • BNP - 1 vote
  • 1%
  • Plaid Cymru - 0 vote
  • 0%

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You've left out the DUP, Sinn Fein, Official Unionists, Alliance, and Traditional Unionist Voice.
Though I suppose, Monster Raving Loony (or similar) could be seen as covering them.
Fifteen minutes gone and they've all got nought!

Could this be a sign of things to come !!!
Everyone is entitled to their opinion - without name calling.
Is the Monster Raving Loony party still on the go?
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I feel we're on the cusp of proper campaigning - and as such I've put together a fairly inclusive poll.

Who gets your vote?

(I originally had SNP & Plaid lumped together to judge voting intention "of that kind" - like the MRLP, but then I thought it might be less useful than breaking them out)

I used this list of parties from 2010 to build the options: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010#Results

I decided anyone fielding over 300 candidates (just under half the number of seats) should be let in, with the addition of the SNP/Plaid Cymru as special cases.

I write all this so you know why the parties available have been chosen - including the now mostly forgotten BNP, and the Greens who received less than 1% of the popular vote.
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Ah... I did try Sandy, but yet again I forget about N. Ireland! Should probably be there as special inclusions...

Where I live it has always been a labour landslide. I vote Tory and always have but I fear it is a wasted vote. Many unemployed around here but I think they don't want work and are happy to live on benefits and bring their kids up the same way.
A vote, for any party, is not a wasted vote.

A wasted vote is when you dont bother to go and put your cross on the paper or register your displeasure by destroying the paper.

And dont get me started on those that dont vote but then bleat for the next x number of years about the party that got in!
OMG the majority so far are voting for posh boy !
Agree 100% YMB!
I'm still going with Dave for the GE
Me too, Tora. My heart says UKIP but my head says Tory, as anything short of an outright Tory win means no referendum on the EU.
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It can feel like a wasted vote - but also, it's quite difficult to "vote tactically" as you know it means you'll be counted as someone who supports that party for the next 5 years.
Au contraire, any vote is a wasted vote because it encourages them.
An absent vote is a sign of dissatisfaction.
The AB Tories seem to be in the lead, closely followed by UKIP.

Well, well, well...what a surprise ! You could have knocked me down with a feather !

By the way, you cannot "abstain" when voting in an Election....its not like the Houses of Parliament. If you don't vote, its just that you haven't bothered to turn up. Nobody comes around afterwards to ask you whether you "abstained" or not.
Ed...still not sure why you have left the NI parties out of this. According to Wiki, NI sends 18 MPs to Westminster, which come next year, may very well be part of any coalition.
Gawd help us if that's the case Mikey!
I think that in effect, the NI MPs have always acted as some kind of coalition. By that I mean that the mainstream Parties do not operate within NI, so you can't vote Labour or Tory over there, even if you wanted to. But there again, you can't vote UKIP, so perhaps its not such a bad thing afterall.
When I suggested earlier this summer, in one of our regular, friendly little debates, that left wingers like me were in the minority here on AB, I was howled down. But according to this little exercise that Ed has set us, its seems the situation was even worse that I thought.

If you add the Tory, UKIP and BNP supporters on here together, the total come to 61.4 %, nearly two thirds !

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