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The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1
View Poll Results: If the election were held today, who would you vote for?
Labour 25 54.35%
Conservative 4 8.70%
Liberal Democrat 3 6.52%
Plaid Cymru OR SNP 1 2.17%
Reform UK 3 6.52%
Green 0 0%
NI - Unionist 1 2.17%
NI - Nationalist/Republican 0 0%
Other vote 2 4.35%
Will not vote 7 15.22%
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Old 22-05-2024, 17:26   #1
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The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

As in pervious years we will have a fresh General Election thread for each week of the campaign, so we can have a fresh voting intentions poll each week, just to see if the campaign shifts anyoneís view.

A new thread will go up every Thursday morning. On Thursday 4 July we will have an exit poll thread where you can indicate how you actually voted.

I will open this thread immediately, but tomorrow (Thursday 23 May) I will tidy up GE discussion by closing other open threads. Unless they get messy with cross-posting Iíll leave them for now so ongoing exchanges within them may continue.
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Old 22-05-2024, 17:32   #2
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

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As in pervious years we will have a fresh General Election thread for each week of the campaign, so we can have a fresh voting intentions poll each week, just to see if the campaign shifts anyoneís view.

A new thread will go up every Thursday morning. On Thursday 4 July we will have an exit poll thread where you can indicate how you actually voted.

I will open this thread immediately, but tomorrow (Thursday 23 May) I will tidy up GE discussion by closing other open threads. Unless they get messy with cross-posting Iíll leave them for now so ongoing exchanges within them may continue.
Do you mean in your own constituency or who you would vote for at a national level? For me, they are different ...
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Old 22-05-2024, 17:34   #3
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Stop the count! (At the time of this post I had the only vote).
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Old 22-05-2024, 17:49   #4
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Do you mean in your own constituency or who you would vote for at a national level? For me, they are different ...
Iíll leave that up to you, this is more art than science

If you like, we can make as if weíve created a fictional parliamentary constituency, pretend itís a 4-way marginal, and whoever you vote for here has a chance of winning the seat.

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Stop the count! (At the time of this post I had the only vote).
Colour me surprised at your voting preferences Ö

When I moved into the urban central belt I moved away from a constituency that was pretty much a three way marginal (has been Tory, Labour and SNP in the last 20 years), and where whoever you voted for, you thought your vote might actually carry it.

Here, itís either Labour or SNP, so I was long ago reconciled to voting Labour for the first time in my life, just to get the Nat out. As it happens the Tories have so permanently ruined the gaff and betrayed my trust Iím really quite looking forward to giving the red team a go. Who knows if things can get better, Iím just sure they couldnít get any worse.
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

Tbh, I'm not as committed as diving in first might suggest. It'll be interesting what happens in my constituency because it'll very much be a barometer of SNP and Labour fortunes across Scotland being a solid Labour seat that flipped in 2015.
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

I voted Labour, despite Keir being more Liberal than Labour. I suppose I'd be classed as a tactical voter, but as long as we get this lot out I can hold my nose.
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I voted Labour, despite Keir being more Liberal than Labour. I suppose I'd be classed as a tactical voter, but as long as we get this lot out I can hold my nose.
It's a poor electoral system, but it's what anyone with any sense does. I'll be voting Libdem purely because of the constituency I'm in. It shouldn't be like that. But as you say anything to get rid of the ******s.
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

Another tactical voter here , not because I particularly like Labour but I absolutely despise our local MP (Simon Clarke)
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

Ok, who is the person who voted Tory then?
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

I will have to decide closer to the day, out of Reform or Conservative who is the most likely candidate to get my Labour MP out.

I have only ever once voted Labour, and that was when Neil Kinnock was leader of the party, obviously I try to forget that voting mistake.

I couldn't vote Labour, as a worker and a small business owner I'm too fearful of Angela plans to look after me. I don't want anyone in government looking after me, because that is going to cost me money.
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Labour are a shoe in here but if they weren't I'd vote for whichever of Labour/Lib Dems or Greens had the best chance of beating the Tories. As Rachel Reeves is my MP I'm more than happy to vote that way, can't say I'm exactly buzzing over the prospect of Keir being in charge but it it what it is. Way better than the dismal alternative.
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Ok, who is the person who voted Tory then?
You mean two persons.
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You mean two persons.
Sephi & Homer ?
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

Really all we’re doing is voting for who we think will do the least damage as none of the current parties will be making 100% (or even close) popular policies and choices.

So naturally that counts out the rugby-Scrum party, 14 years of that shower should ensure they get nowhere near Number 10 for at least a decade or two.

At the moment I’d cautiously vote Labour, part tactical and part “let’s see what they can do”. Seeing as none of the Blair/Brown era cabinet are still in frontline politics comparisons to New Labour are pointless at best and barrel-scraping at worst.

I don’t think any of us can realistically see them doing worse than the last 14 years.
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Re: The traditional CF voting intentions thread, week 1

As it happens, Yvette Cooper (Mrs Ed Balls) is shadow Home Secretary and had two government posts (one in cabinet) under Gordon Brown.
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