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 Post subject: Vote for policies, not personalities!
PostPosted: Tue, 30 Mar 2010, 15:10 
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Interesting new website surveying voting preferences!

http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/

So far, 12,433 completed surveys, of which currently:

  • 30.17% - Green Party
  • 17.69% - Lib Dems
  • 16.39% - Labour
  • 14.74% - Conservatives
  • 11.07% - UKIP
  • 9.93% - BNP

Who'd have thunk it!!!

One has to choose at least 4 policy areas out of the 9 available.

In the 'Parties & Policies' view, the Green Party currently also leads in all 9 policy areas.

My results:

Issue - Parties policies you chose

  • Crime - Green Party
  • Economy - Green Party
  • Environment - Lib Dems
  • Immigration - Lib Dems

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for policies, not personalities!
PostPosted: Tue, 30 Mar 2010, 15:52 
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Oh, I wish we could vote for each policy. In the coming election election it seems it's a choice between Labour or Conservatives; or voting for LibDems and hoping that may achieve a hung parliament rather than simply letting Labour or Conservatives win.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for policies, not personalities!
PostPosted: Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 22:35 
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I'd settle for some kind of PR rather than knowing that - unless something really unexpected happens - Horsham will once again be one of the safest Conservative seats in the country. I've nothing against Francis Maude personally though I might not agree 100% with his voting record (see http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/francis_maude/horsham for more information).

I fear that in Horsham a vote for the Green party (whose policies it appears are the ones for me) is pretty much only a protest vote.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for policies, not personalities!
PostPosted: Thu, 01 Apr 2010, 07:52 
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So will you not vote then?

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for policies, not personalities!
PostPosted: Thu, 01 Apr 2010, 11:34 
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Oh, I'll vote, I really don't think you can complain about the outcome of an election if you don't take part.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for policies, not personalities!
PostPosted: Thu, 01 Apr 2010, 13:27 
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I've nothing against Francis Maude personally

Before coming to that conclusion I asked myself:

  • Is he paid well to be a full-time MP?
  • Does he have other business interests which may take up a significant proportion of his time?
  • Does he live within the same commutable distance of London as do many of his constituents?
  • Does he charge us for and profit from a second home in London? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5304772/Francis-Maude-claimed-for-second-London-home-MPs-expenses.html)
  • Is he missing from Parliament more often than he attends?
  • Does he raise questions in the House which are relevant to his constituents?
  • Does he vote against the party line if it is in the interests of his constituents?
  • Does he represent his own and the interests of his party before those of his constituents?
  • Etcetera.

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I might not agree 100% with his voting record

I definitely don't.


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