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Who are you voting for in the next general election?

JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,320 Part of The Furniture
Local elections are coming up in May, which may give us an indication of how each party will perform in the next general election, which is scheduled for January 2025 (ages away, I know)

Who are you planning to vote for in that general election? Why?

I made the poll anonymous because I know this can be a touchy subject, but would be SUPER interested to hear your reasoning below if you're happy to share it.

Also, if anyone has any juicy political data or resources about what each party stands for, feel free to drop it into the discussion so less politically minded members can learn more. :)
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Who are you voting for in the next general election? 8 votes

Green
37% 3 votes
Labour
12% 1 vote
Lib Dem
0% 0 votes
Tory
0% 0 votes
I don't know yet
25% 2 votes
I won't be old enough to vote
25% 2 votes

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    JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,320 Part of The Furniture
    Oh and just a general reminder that our rule for political discussion is that even heated debate and argument is fine, just make sure your comments don't get personal. Attacking ideas and parties is all good but please don't attack your fellow Mixers. :)
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    lunarcat522lunarcat522 Posts: 450 Listening Ear
    @JustV Was actually thinking about the topic of voting today! I used to know at least who I didn't want to vote for but now that has increased so I'm kind of stuck on who to actually vote for!

    Feels like a lot of pressure because previously I've had no control and watched everything go south with Brexit, Covid and the cost of living and it's the first time I can "properly vote" i.e. general elections.

    I'm not happy with the current government but I'm not yet sure who I would vote for in replacement
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    independent_independent_ Community Champion Posts: 8,659 Legendary Poster
    SNP isn’t an option but they’re probably the best out of a bad bunch if you’re Scottish
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
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    JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,320 Part of The Furniture
    SNP isn’t an option but they’re probably the best out of a bad bunch if you’re Scottish
    Oof can't believe I missed SNP - me and my English brain 🤦
    @JustV Was actually thinking about the topic of voting today! I used to know at least who I didn't want to vote for but now that has increased so I'm kind of stuck on who to actually vote for!

    Feels like a lot of pressure because previously I've had no control and watched everything go south with Brexit, Covid and the cost of living and it's the first time I can "properly vote" i.e. general elections.

    I'm not happy with the current government but I'm not yet sure who I would vote for in replacement
    Makes total sense @lunarcat522! I wonder if it would be helpful to think about policy rather than party - in an ideal world, what changes would you want to see?
    The truth resists simplicity.
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    DancerDancer Community Champion Posts: 7,892 Master Poster
    I`m old enough to vote but I haven`t actually gotten around to registering and tbh I don`t understand most of the politics stuff.
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    Amy22Amy22 Posts: 4,087 Community Veteran
    I don't know if I personally want to vote but I know if I don't vote then change won't happen. I might either vote for green party (because of their views about climate change and what is going on in the world). As I am Welsh we have the option to vote for Plaid Cymru which are quite a small political party (I think they campaign a lot for Welsh culture and preservation as well as disability rights too I think). I just want to vote the tories out if I can because I don't agree personally with their views.

    That reminds a long time ago back during the lockdown days, in my area we had to do local votes and I remember seeing a political party called 'Anti Lockdown' and 'Anti virus' party. I was so confused.
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    lunarcat522lunarcat522 Posts: 450 Listening Ear
    @Amy22 I agree with you, just don't know how best to do it, not Welsh but I'm in Scotland so I hear you :)
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