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[Politics] Tactical Voting at the General Election

Will you Vote Tactically on July 4th

  • I'll vote for the party who is the least worst option that can win

    Votes: 57 50.9%
  • I'll vote for the party that agrees with my ideals regardless

    Votes: 55 49.1%

  • Total voters
    112








Audax

Boing boing boing...
Aug 3, 2015
3,114
Uckfield
I'm voting tactical. But I don't really need to hold my nose to do it. I'm happy to vote either Lib Dem OR Labour.

To be honest, Lib Dems are probably more closely aligned to what I think this country needs than Labour at the moment. I'm just not sure they're actually fit to govern yet ... ideally they'd spend a term as the official opposition first.
 


nicko31

Well-known member
Jan 7, 2010
17,975
Gods country fortnightly
I'm voting tactical. But I don't really need to hold my nose to do it. I'm happy to vote either Lib Dem OR Labour.

To be honest, Lib Dems are probably more closely aligned to what I think this country needs than Labour at the moment. I'm just not sure they're actually fit to govern yet ... ideally they'd spend a term as the official opposition first.
Same here, I'm voting LD but happily go LAB if it was needed
 














Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
NSC Patron
Oct 8, 2003
53,183
Faversham
Doomed whatever the outcome. No party is fit to govern it seems. All full of :poop:
Are you a disappointed tory by any chance? If you have always hated Labour it is a little disingenuous to imply that 'it seems' Labour is now not fit to govern, like this is a new thing for you, and that you have always admired them even if you always voted Tory :lolol:
 


AlbionBro

Well-known member
Jun 6, 2020
1,366
I can’t vote tactically as that would mean voting Lib Dem and every time I see Lib Dems I see
1) David Bellotti
2) Norman Baker
3) Nick Clegg propping up Cameron
Lib dem was an option for me, but Ed behaving like johnson larking around made it very unlikely, but now you have reminded me of Bellotti, I can't vote for them for life, who could get by this?
 


Sorrel

Well-known member
Jul 5, 2003
2,818
Back in East Sussex
It's something I'm think about: do you vote negatively - to stop a particular person/party winning - or positively, for someone you prefer, but who hasn't a chance of winning. I once voted for Bellotti, though I didn't know then what we knew later.

Not sure I've got the answer, but I guess it depends on the strength of the negative feeling.
 
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Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
NSC Patron
Oct 8, 2003
53,183
Faversham
The tactical voting web site showed that based on last time out with boundary changes Helen Whately, Tory would have won 65% of votes in my constituency. The latest polls are quite an eye opener, with reform (and also Labour) eating into the tory support:

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Peteinblack

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jun 3, 2004
3,819
Bath, Somerset.
I'm voting tactical. But I don't really need to hold my nose to do it. I'm happy to vote either Lib Dem OR Labour.

To be honest, Lib Dems are probably more closely aligned to what I think this country needs than Labour at the moment. I'm just not sure they're actually fit to govern yet ... ideally they'd spend a term as the official opposition first.
Same here.

In Bath, only the Liberal Democrats can beat the Conservatives; Labour are always a long-way behind in third place.

However, I don't resent having to vote Lib Dem, although if we had PR, I'd probably vote Green.

Not only is our local Lib Dem MP (Wera Hobhouse) excellent, I also fear that Starmer has gone too far in making Labour a soggy centrist party.

Of course I understand why he's done it - to distance the Labour Party from the Corbyn era, and to persuade disillusioned moderate Tories, the Right-wing press, and big business, that they can now trust Labour - but I still don't like some of the U-turns and abandoned policy pledges, and I really hate Wes Streeting.

I fear that in 5 years time, not much will have changed or improved, which will pave the way for Gobshite Farage claiming "See. they're all the same. Only I offer real change", and we'll lurch even further to the Right.

So, I will be voting Lib Dem tactically, but quite happily! Ditto Mrs Peteinblack.
 










abc

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2007
1,179
I can’t vote tactically as that would mean voting Lib Dem and every time I see Lib Dems I see
1) David Bellotti
2) Norman Baker
3) Nick Clegg propping up Cameron

I wish you hadn’t posted that. I don’t know what to do now!
 


Chicken Run

Member Since Jul 2003
NSC Patron
Jul 17, 2003
18,976
Valley of Hangleton
c) I’ll vote for the party that will give a different voice in the Commons, The Greens.
It was lovely to see Coogan out and about with Williams the other day, what did make me chuckle as he was following her around town getting a few selfies was the last time I was at his house in Ovingdean he’d converted a barn to house at least 6 cars, all petrol guzzlers and one of those electric BMW sports looking cars
 




Weststander

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Aug 25, 2011
66,198
Withdean area
It was lovely to see Coogan out and about with Williams the other day, what did make me chuckle as he was following her around town getting a few selfies was the last time I was at his house in Ovingdean he’d converted a barn to house at least 6 cars, all petrol guzzlers and one of those electric BMW sports looking cars

My parents live near his manor house and grounds.

Great actor. Sanctimonious hypocrite.
 




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