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based on a careful consideration of their positions on issues that affect my local community.
Wikipedia tells me these are the Candidates for my constituency for the next election:
Green - Natalie Bennett
BNP - Robert Carlyle
Labour - Frank Dobson
Conservative - George Lee
Liberal Democrat - Jo Shaw
Dobbo is the encumbent. I might vote for Robert Carlyle, I like his work in Shallow Grave and Stargate Universe.
i dunno. my grandma told me not to vote conservative. i think my mum will vote labour and my dad will vote conservative and my sister will forget. i need to check out their policies really, innit.
i keep forgetting my parents live in CENTRAL bedfordshire since 2008, and not south bedfordshire. who the fuck changed that? they clearly do not live in central bedfordshire. clearly. it's all conservative anyway. oh well, at least it's not bedford or luton. weeeeeey.
...if it was Bedford or Luton there'd be, at least, a decent chance of it not being Tory. Everywhere else in the county, no chance. Quite glad I don't have to waste my vote in Mid Beds any more.
I'm Labour 4 lyf, but I'm not sure they're capable of government anymore.
Giving serious thought to voting Green
sat on a verandah on a Tuscan hillside, discussing my Nobel prize for literature and my inspiration provided by my fourth wife (a 24-year-old lingerie model and brewery heiress), and being able to say: "When it comes to politics, I have always been on the left. I never voted Conservative, not even in 2010 when it seemed like everything was falling apart."
So on that basis, probably Lib Dem because they are the only candidate with a chance of beating the Tories in my constituency.
not enough ambition
Lib dem campaign literature says Labour falls a long way behind, so it's a two horse race.
But Labour literature says they were level pegging with the Lib dems. Neither properly quote sources so I'm not sure whether they're referring to current polling data (however that was obtained) or the last election. It's a bit annoying though.
On another point, this is the first general election I've been old enough to vote in. Exciting.
FIST IN THE AIR IN THE LAND OF HYPOCRISY
he's not on there. looney fringe party?
Maybe Lib Dem
So I'm not going to get involvedin any of that and am instead plumping for the wonderfully named Richard Deboo of the wonderfully pointless Animals Count party.
I dont know who else to vote for, none of them seem right
normally seat is safe as houses for labour but with growing disenchantment, and a complete outsider in tristram hunt being parachuted into fishers seat...could be interesting...
he's a labour.
they're all MPs, and have just released a new album called 'Cross Party' :D
http://www.winkball.com/walls/Election2010/london/ (3rd row from bottom, 4th along)
depending on what the labour incumbant says about the DE bill today.
He seems alright. Luckily the Tories have no chance 'round my way, so I'm voting Green, in the hope that one day soon it'll be more than a protest vote.
Aaaand we're back in the work groove.
* Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards.
* Voted very strongly for equal gay rights.
* Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests.
* Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords.
* Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords.
* Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament.
* Voted very strongly for introducing a smoking ban.
* Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
* Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools.
* Voted very strongly for replacing Trident.
* Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change.
* Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
Yup. A few dodgy ones in there.
Anne fucking Coffee is exactly the same.
Surely you vote and that's it?
"I@M FUCKING VOTING FOR THIS BOO_YEAH!"
on a number of different pieces of legislation on similar topics.
Where I live it's a safe Labour seat so I could go nuts and vote for a marginal party to make them feel better about themselves.
'Workers Power is an Trotskyist group which is the British section of the League for the Fifth International.'
A party like this can only end in betrayal, murder and a revolution at the gates of Vauxhall underground station.
Glasgow North East. The difinition of a Labour safe seat. So my vote will count for the square root of zip all, whether I plump for SNP or Green (if there's a candidate to vote for).
Might see if there's any 'other/independent' who's worth voting for and is in danger of losing their deposit.
It's been one of the Tory's strongest seats for over a century - it was Disraeli's seat, and I'm pretty sure was still strongly Tory before even then. Grieve had a 55% share of the vote, compared to the LibDem chap with 20%, in the last election. Voting where I live for anything other than the Tories is effectively a spoiled ballot.
Although Grieve's not too bad, to be honest, and he's pretty good at replying quickly to letters. But he's also Tory scum, so that's not so good.
don't you spend enough time over here to qualify?
You can vote in UK general elections once you are on the electoral register and provided that you are also:
* aged 18 or over on polling day
* a British citizen, or a Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Irish Republic (living in the UK)
* not legally excluded from voting (for example, if you are in prison)
EU nationals can vote and stand as candidates in local elections and European elections throughout the UK, and in assembly elections in Wales, Northern Ireland, and London and in the Scottish Parliament elections, as a result of Article 19 (paras 1 and 2) of the Consolidated Treaty on European Union.
and i'm pretty happy about not having to vote for any of the british parties anyway.
It gets a bit complicated sometimes.
*middle aged woman volunteer, who'll take one look at the paper and bin it. FIGHT THE POWER
"Interests: Eating meat; being apolitical."
I'm going to assume it's you.
* Having no interest in or association with politics
* Having no political relevance or importance
* politically neutral; without political attitudes, content, or bias
And yet here you are...
that you're a knob for caring about things like spoiling ballots. I think I'm acting true to myself.
Caring about things like spoiling ballots* = being a knob.
Caring about knobs caring about things like spoiling ballots = being apolitical.
*quick memory jogger - I'm not the origin of the "FIGHT THE POWER" accusations. That stemmed from a remark I made as part of a much wider point I originally made about suffrage.
It's not a "FIGHT THE POWER" thing, as you well know seeing as you wrote http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4210438#r5063361
National - Probably lib dem. Not that it matters, the tories always win here anyway.
the Green candidate seems nuts, the Lib Dem a bit dim-but-nice and the others just a bi mehhhhhhh. i'm going for the one with two oscars.
I moved down the road, now I have Dobbo :'(
it truly is a brave new world. one with more Lib Dem wards.
the Tory looks like a bellend
about 100 yards down the road i have moved into another constituency where the lib dem condidate has a pretty large majority over labour. Plus he was born on christmas day, so he's a bit more like jesus than any ofthe other candidates, and he used to run a bakery called Flour Power :D:D
I've met our green msp though and he's very friendly, plus i see him in the pub sometimes and he has excellent taste in neck accessories http://robinharper.com/Pics/Gallery/Robin%20Harper%20outside%20Faslane%20Naval%20Base.JPG
difficult decisions here guys
it was pretty eyeboggling
Or would that just be too much?
by slapping cameron 438 times in about 2 minutes
A Tory, a Green, a Lib Dem Imam, someone from Respect, a Pirate and Rushanara Ali....
Rushanara Ali then.
...too then huh?
I was just looking at the Pirate Party and they suck a huge lot of bag. Hope they lose their deposit and disappear. Galloway's going to try and manipulate his way into Limehouse this year so... that's the end of that twerp.
I'm voting Labour. I was in Hackney South at the end of the last election so couldn't try and stop Galloway but I did walk past him on my way to work the next day giving interviews and looking like a general cunt. Good times.
and it dissappeared!
...filthy Tory? So, them, I assume...
He has been quoted as saying in answer to that question.
back home will be labour because kevan jones is a good guy who has done good by my village
in newcastle probably lib dem
i'm too patriotic to even consider voting tory
Their motto is "PAAAAAAARTYYYYYY!"
other than GG obvs
he's running in Limehouse this time around.
btw Caitlin was a steward at last year's Leeds Festival.
I suppose I'll wait 'til they publish their favourite playlists like Obama did and then judge them on that.
as they have probably the only politician of any substance in the UK, and I might add, was the first person to actually want his job in the cabinet.
Andrew "Lord" Adonis
- amusing name too :-)
Go CLEGG! Woop!
Jeremy Paxman is gonna vote for?
You'd have got more dole dosh.
this is interesting on that.
win my vote as you well Messrs Brown and Cameron and....actually don't waste your time Clegg.
I'd quite like Labour to get back in with an unworkable single figure majority and see them forced to face up to the damage they've wreaked though.
and I'll vote for them
Failing that, http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/
jesus it's going to take a long time
but there were some genuinely surprising results, even though I was trying to avoid 'falling into the trap of green idealism'.
just did all that...and then when I clicked finish it said sorry an error has occured..clicked back but can't retrieve it...piece of SHIT.
fuck it, I'm not voting.
i just did a quick whip through and got an error. probably being caned due to today's goings ons.
particularly ones about taxes/asylum seekers, people sure do like going on about that.
I'd have to take one of those tests because I no absolutely nothing about the policies, in fact I'm not sure it bothers me enough... I wonder if any of the candidates in my area has a cool name? I'll vote for them instead.
"How Ouseburn [my council ward] voted in 2008
Lib Dem 51%
there are arrows pointed at the last two which are attached to some text saying "Can't win here".
It's charmingly amateurish. I might have to find out more about this Wendy Taylor.
Problem is that the cherry blossom tree is going to bloom soon, so it's gonna have to come down in a couple of days. Stupid pretty front garden :-(
you could trim the tree to the shape of the party logo.
with Labour comfortably behind the Conservatives, it almost seems like a waste of time bothering at all. It won't be the incumbent, who I don't think's done a great job locally (although not awful), took the piss as much as anyone else on expenses particularly given how close she is to Westminster and hasn't exactly done a fantastic job with her Shadow Ministerial brief either. And of course I don't want Osborne anywhere near the country's finances.
As for the others... Don't really want to vote Labour for national reasons, but thanks to the ridiculous nature of FPTP I may have to to stand any chance of my vote being in any way meaningful. I know very little about the local candidates at the moment and would naturally tend towards Lib Dem, but it's by no means a done deal.
Despite Nick Clegg being the constituency MP the Lib Dem bumf resorts to the "Labour can't win here don't vote Tory blah blah blah" argument. It also features a picture of Clegg looking all lovely and handsome whilst Brown and Cameron have pained expressions like they've got piles. A bit disheartening.
So the Greens then. Although the English Democrat is called Mr Wildgoose!
It's my first real non-student voting living here so have only been looking into it in more depth recently. The Labour chap sounds decent, the Tory looks and sounds like a 30 year old uber-Tory, and the Lib Dem guy has used some questionable campaign tactics in the past.
It seems unlikely the Tories would ever get voted in here due to reorganising of the local wards, so it's probably between Labour and Lib Dem with Greens always getting a decent showing. I can't be bothered to decide just yet.
I could also vote for the guy standing under Mark Thomas's People's Manifesto: http://www.thepeoplesmanifesto.co.uk/nominate.html
So I'm voting Green.
i don't really like her though cos she's really annoying and looks like she's had contact with the make up gun off the simpsons.
the lib dem is some romanian bloke who did loads of political shit there. he seems alright.
i lol'd at the ukip candidate though, she looks insane http://candidates.ukip.org/cans/Linda_Hudson_1.jpg
my constituency got more votes than the candidate who came second in the last election, which I think was in 2005. So lyke wots the point in voting this time??!!!?!!!!""!!!
My constituency has one of the lowest turnout rates in the country. I'm paranoid about my ballot card not coming in the post. If I voted in the European election does that mean I am defo registered?