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If we had a an Election before we have a Withdrawal Agreement ...

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GracesGranMK3 Sun 27-Oct-19 08:26:13

How would you vote or, not knowing at this point what the two main parties will offer, what would affect how you vote? Does the Withdrawal Agreement matter most or is the Political Declaration your important bit, or how the country will be run for the next five years?

DillytheGardener Sun 27-Oct-19 08:37:40

I’m torn between Lib Dem and labour. After voting leave I’ve changed my mind and would like Brexit to be stopped. So which ever party looks like they have the best chance to do this I’ll vote for.

NannyJan53 Sun 27-Oct-19 08:41:30

Definitely not the Tories!

GrannyGravy13 Sun 27-Oct-19 08:49:42

I will vote for our excellent constituency MP, they are involved with lots of things locally and get things sorted/done.
They are Conservative.

GracesGranMK3 Sun 27-Oct-19 09:11:09

I'm with NannyJan. I could not vote for the current Conservative Party nor, sadly, could I vote for my current MP. I'm not sure but I think it could be Green or Liberal but I would need to here more about there programme for the country not just Brexit. Labour could interest me but again lots of clarification needed.

Curlywhirly Sun 27-Oct-19 09:37:40

Probably Labour; could never vote Tory. Just wish Jeremy Corbyn would step down - he seems to be a really gentle, principled man, who generally doesn't partake in name calling and nastiness, but he doesn't come across as a leader and lacks any charisma. I fear his leadership may cost the Labour party votes; in my opinion, Keir Starmer would make a much better leader.

SirChenjin Sun 27-Oct-19 09:42:08

Definitely not Tory! Probably Lib Dem.

LadyGracie Sun 27-Oct-19 09:46:22

There will be an awful lot of wasted votes. I have yet to make up my mind.

MaizieD Sun 27-Oct-19 09:51:43

I would vote tactically if I thought it would make a difference but I think our current, extremely good, Labour MP won't have any problem with being re-elected. Though maybe with a reduced majority...

Nonnie Sun 27-Oct-19 10:51:15

I will vote for whichever party will oust our MP, he is a sycophant who tweets utter twaddle!

I think it largely depends upon whether we have a confirmatory referendum beforehand. If we have a GE as things stand both main parties will try to outdo each other with bribes, they have already started. This would make the GE about far more than Brexit and settle nothing.

Maggiemaybe Sun 27-Oct-19 10:51:57

My main focus would be on how the country is run over the next five years.

I would never vote Tory, but don’t feel inclined to support any of the other options either. Feeling very disillusioned at the moment.

Nonnie Sun 27-Oct-19 11:12:10

Just seen this on Peston's Twitter:

Apparently most people want the GE after a referendum

Calendargirl Sun 27-Oct-19 11:19:59

I would vote for whoever I feel will get Brexit delivered.
I live in a very safe Conservative seat area, so I think they will get in whatever.

growstuff Sun 27-Oct-19 11:22:54

Same here Calendargirl. My vote in a GE will make absolutely no difference. The Conservatives will win here and claim the constituency wants to leave, even though nearly half voted to remain in the referendum. A GE is not the answer!

mcem Sun 27-Oct-19 11:52:40

I think LP would fare better nationally with a different leader (Kier Starmer) but will vote SNP and my very good MP will be returned.

Luckygirl Sun 27-Oct-19 11:56:40

My vote will make no difference here either. Why the parties standing in opposition to our current MP do not get together to field the one candidate who might stand a chance I do not know! Seems nuts to me. All they do is split the opposition and give us more of the same. They might as well vote for the sitting MP themselves!

Barmeyoldbat Sun 27-Oct-19 12:20:24

No vote is a wasted vote. Difficult one, would love to vote Labour, JC won't be leader for ever so vote for the party. But in my area it is Tory butseniments have been changing and the Lib Dems have a strong chance of getting in. They have taken over the local council and doing well so the support is there.

Reckon an election will have Lib Democrats in the West Country, and Labour in London, The results will be split thinly over the parties and I can't really see what will be achieved. Believe we need another referendum first.

Nonnie Sun 27-Oct-19 12:24:41

I agree Barmey even those of us who live in safe seats can vote and bring down their majority in the hope that it will make them think again. My MP is sitting on a big majority but I think we can at least reduce it and, I hope, get rid of him.

Dinahmo Sun 27-Oct-19 13:49:59

I'm in favour of a referendum before a GE. That way the country could come to a decision one way or another about the EU and then we could get on with voting for the government we'd prefer. In my case definitely not Tory.

oldgoat Sun 27-Oct-19 14:10:15

I would prefer a referendum before another General Election.
I will vote for the Labour party because I believe their commitment to looking after the many , not the few.

I don't know the policies of the Liberal Democrats other than revoking Article 50, which would be good; having seen Jo Swinston's voting record on the 'They work for you' website where she usually voted on matters of social policy with the Tories I believe she is a Tory in a yellow teeshirt.
Some of us haven't forgotten how the Lib Dems renaged on many of their policies when they got into bed with the Tories.

FlexibleFriend Sun 27-Oct-19 14:14:42

Not that he needs my vote but I'd vote for my local Tory mp who has lived in the constituency his whole life and has huge support in the area.

kittylester Sun 27-Oct-19 14:27:43

Our constituency is fairly high on the list of Labour's target seats so, while I might have considered voting Libdem , I will vote for the Tory incumbent who I like anyway. I would vote for anyone rather than let the current labour party in.

Devorgilla Sun 27-Oct-19 14:37:52

I would prefer a spring election to a winter one but will vote whenever it comes. I will vote Labour as I believe they are more likely to deliver an agenda which will help the many. I have an excellent Labour MP. The key for this election is to vote tactically, so if you are in a marginal where a small number transferring their vote will get in an MP who will do their best to deliver what you want both on Brexit and in society in general, switch your vote to that candidate even if, in normal times, that party would not be your natural choice.
Also, if you have children or grandchildren at University away from their home constituency make sure they register in both places. They can't vote in both places but they should work out where their vote will be most useful to deliver the type of country they want. And, above all, Vote.

growstuff Sun 27-Oct-19 14:43:02

I'm afraid I disagree about wasted votes. I've voted in every single election since I was eligible, but never voted for the "winning side" sad. My totally useless Conservative MP has a majority of over 28,000 and nobody else has ever been anywhere close. She's a rabid "leaver", even though the constituency was almost evenly split. If a GE is to be used to gauge feeling about Brexit, almost half of us won't have our voices counted. I'm expecting the majority to be reduced because she really is a waste of space, but unfortunately she's landed a job for life if she wants it and she knows it.

growstuff Sun 27-Oct-19 14:45:02

I agree Devorgilla. My children are in south Manchester and Newcastle, so their votes will hopefully count.