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Local Government Election 2018

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by KittenKong, Apr 13, 2018.


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Who Will You Vote For?

  1. Tory

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Labour

    12 vote(s)
    46.2%
  3. Liberal Democrats

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. Green Party

    1 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. UKIP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Others

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Will not be voting

    6 vote(s)
    23.1%
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  1. KittenKong

    KittenKong PetForums VIP

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    Who do you intend to vote for in the May local elections? You can state your reason, even pro or anti Brexit although this is not intended to be a Brexit thread.

    Some believe the local elections have no impact. I disagree. It was pointed out to me recently that UKIP did well in past local elections, though this was not repeated in a General Election.

    It was enough to turn the Tories into UKIP and many moderate Tory and Labour candidates to adopt the, "Will of the People" soundbite in fear of losing votes.

    The local elections are very important therefore.

    Speaking for myself I would never vote Tory under any circumstances but I won't be voting Labour either as my protest against Corbyn's pro Brexit stance.

    I'll therefore give my vote to a pro EU party.

    I see this as the only way to get the message across.

    I sincerely hope both Tory and Labour do badly in the forthcoming elections.
     
  2. stockwellcat.

    stockwellcat. Banned

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    I am remaining neuteral and will not be casting a vote at my local elections this year (got my polling card the other day and I put it through my shredder).

    You don't have "won't be voting" on your list above.
     
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  3. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    As we never have a green option I'll be voting labour. I feel more reassured about labours stance on brexit since Starmer clarified their position & I am desperate to punish the tories for all the misery, suffering & deaths their policies have created to both humans & animals alike.
     
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  4. KittenKong

    KittenKong PetForums VIP

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    I've been in contact with a Labour Party member who's pro EU and anti Corbyn on another forum.

    He said he's not voting Labour for similar reasons to myself but as a party member he's going to abstain from voting.

    I'll add "Will not be voting" to the list. Sent a message to the moderators to see if that can be done.
     
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  5. JANICE199

    JANICE199 PetForums VIP

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    Labour for me.
     
  6. Vanessa131

    Vanessa131 PetForums VIP

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    No elections here, there are few very local elections in the East Midlands in May.

    In my ward the options are always conservative, UKIP and independent. All three candidates last time were racist morons, the same the time before. I don’t support their awful views so I don’t vote in local elections.
     
  7. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Your poll has been updated to add not voting as a choice.
    I don't even tell my husband who I vote for let alone share that information publicly.
     
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  8. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    I vote very differently in local to general elections.
    In a local election I vote for the individual who I feel will do the most for my local area and actually listen to their constituents and represent the locals.
    So I haven't decided yet as still looking into it all.
    In a general I vote for the party I want to represent the country.

    However my town has just introduced compulsory ID to vote as a trial this year so I am thinking of boycotting as it means the possible exclusion of the most vulnerable
     
  9. Happy Paws2

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    Labour, same as I always do.
     
  10. cheekyscrip

    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    Cannot vote. If I could- Green?
     
  11. stockwellcat.

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    If I was going to vote in a Local Election I would vote for the person to represent the area I am in. I am not voting because I feel that there is no one to vote for in my area and that is purely my decision to withhold my vote this time around. Perhaps when I move in the next few months there will be someone to vote for in the new area I am moving to but won't be able to vote for the person until next time they have a local election in that area.
     
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  12. MilleD

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    I don't think either of our tiers have an election this year.
     
  13. mewtoo

    mewtoo I speak cat language

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    The Green Party is a watermelon, so don't vote for them unless you are a Communist.

    The most valuable thing a person can do is to turn up to vote, and then spoil their ballot.
    There are no parties which serve the British people any more. There haven't been for a long time, with the exception of UKIP, but they are no longer valid.
     
  14. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    Not all the parties mentioned in the poll are being represented.
    A limited choice in my area but no way will I ever vote Labour while corbyn is leader.
     
  15. mewtoo

    mewtoo I speak cat language

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    If you vote Labour whether or not Corbyn is in charge, you are voting against your own interests anyway, and those of your children, friends, family, and people.
    There are not longer any parties which represent the British people as it is illegal to create them.
    In a couple of decades when the war goes hot, something good might rise from the ashes. Until then, we're pretty much screwed.
     
  16. cheekyscrip

    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    More of an aging heterosnarchosyndicalist and I do not hold with square tomatoes no matter what @Zaros may say...

    Screwed we are totally and sold to Spain...
     
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  17. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Don't take on so, Scrippy. You should look to the benefits.:)

    For a start, Spain has much nicer weather than Britain. The water at the beach is cleaner and much warmer, and Spain also does a nice Sherry unlike that Ye Olde Englande paint stripper stuff or QC that makes your eyes water. QC = Quite Cr4p.

    Then of course, after your midday meal it's nap time.:)

    That's if oldies such as yourself, haven't already fallen asleep and missed your grub.:Singing
     
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  18. Arnie83

    Arnie83 PetForums VIP

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    May I ask what law that is?
     
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  19. cheekyscrip

    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    Murphy’s?
     
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  20. HarlequinCat

    HarlequinCat PetForums VIP

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    It's an easy one for me. Our Labour are all for building on green belt land and don't get involved with what is happening in our community.

    Conservative guy has been campaigning against building on green belt and fly tipping etc
     
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