Euro Elections 2019

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Who will you vote for (GB only)

  1. Conservative

    2.5%
  2. Labour

    12.5%
  3. Liberal Democrat

    35.0%
  4. Brexit Party

    2.5%
  5. Green

    37.5%
  6. SNP

    7.5%
  7. Change UK

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. UKIP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Plaid Cymru

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    2.5%
  11. I'm not voting

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Broomhelga

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    Yeah it does look like remain performed better than pollsters expected. Even factoring in lower turnout in Brexit areas you're probably looking at 53% or 54% pro remain in a referendum based on last night's figures. Who knows what would happen on the day though.
     
  2. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    That's a pretty decent record. I'm at least proud that York didn't have them as the biggest party, which seems to the only place for about 70 miles in any direction.
     
  3. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    35.1% of the vote :disco:

    And with the Lib Dems on 22.5% and Brexit 18.6%, it is safe to say I love my city right now.

    Although looking across the region as a whole, and the fact that Anne Widdecombe is now one of my MEPs, it does feel like cold comfort.
     
  4. win_the_game

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    71.2% of the vote in my lovely city went to pro-Remain parties. :disco:
     
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  5. cwej

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    You have to factor in though, that in an election to the European Parliament surely remain voters are more likely to come out in droves than Brexit voters. I certainly had a huge feeling of pride to BE ABLE TO vote in this election and it made me more compelled to do so. I’m not sure a Brexit voter would feel the same urge - to vote for something that they don’t even want to be part of.
     
  6. BoysForSeles

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    I voted for Naomi Long from the Alliance Party here in NI.

    Ann Widdecombe is now an MEP? What the fuck is wrong with people?
     
  7. Ag

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    Labour are going to have to get rid of Corbyn to survive as a remain party.
     
  8. Slave

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    Is this result going to be deafening enough for any such action to happen?
     
  9. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    It should be. It probably won't be.
     
  10. Broomhelga

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    This is also true. Really we dont know how a second referendum would go until we counted the votes. The way that various media outlets have assigned Tory as leave and Labour as remain is nonsense. I would have thought that a large chunk of the Tories still voting Tory will actually be remainers who couldnt stomach voting for a left wing party. Similarly a large proportion of the Labour vote will have been leavers who are staunch Labour voters that wouldn't contemplate switching their votes. Are we even sure that all Lib Dem voters support remain?
     
  11. Rita

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    Oh GOD I HATE Nigel Farage :manson:
     
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  12. Rita

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    Ann Widdecombe (97) still refusing to retire. I preferred her getting thrown around the dance floor on Strictly personally.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    About the only time I’ve felt sorry for Anton
     
  14. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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  15. Ag

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    I think it's safe to say that:

    The Lib Dem and Green vote increase came from disaffected remain Tories and Labour voters.
    Brexit Party votes came from UKIP voters, topped up with disaffected leave Tories and Labour voters.
    Labour wouldn't have flopped so hard had they been firmly remain. At a guess most leave Labour voters would have already jumped ship.

    There's going to be a lot of deluded Brexiteer rewriting of the above. We all know the party positions and the resulting realignment, but let's not kind ourselves with their bullshit.
     
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  16. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Conceivably, some of the remaining labour voters could be leavers. There are left wing arguments to leave the EU and I'm not sure who else anyone who subscribed to those would vote for.

    Arguing that people who have switched the Lib Dems for this election may not be remainers just seems delusional.
     
  17. Ag

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    Well yes, but they're hardly mainstream, despite being held by the leader. I doubt it's more than a few hundred thousands tops.

    I know Lib Dems have other policies, but their success is literally due to being the EXACT OPPOSITE of the Brexit Party.

    The next GE has the potential to be very very interesting.
     
  18. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    IKR

    They literally campaigned with the slogan STOP BREXIT, to suggest that anyone voted for them who is for Brexit is just :D
     
  19. big ron

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    Little Tommy and his tantrum has been a delight in all this
     
  20. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Westminster voting intention:

    LDem: 24% (+6)
    Brex: 22% (+4)
    Con: 19% (-5)
    Lab: 19% (-5)
    Grn: 8% (+2)

    via @YouGov

    GO BACK TO YOUR CONSTITUENCIES, ETC ETC
     
  21. Ag

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    Jo for PM.
     
  22. Iguana

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    The first poll without the top 2 parties in the lead since Nick Clegg's debate performance in 2010. What a comforting precedent
     
  23. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Perhaps we can have a Con/Brex coalition next, just to mix it up a bit.
     
  24. Iguana

    Iguana To take your word, I had to steal it

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    I can actually totally see that happening
     
  25. Diddy

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    Sorry what does this mean?
     
  26. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Everything's gone tits up
     
  27. Indie

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    Dumbledore dead
     
  28. Diddy

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    And gay

    I mean whose voting intentions? The MPs? That doesn’t make any sense. Or is that the public??
     
  29. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    It means that, if there is a General Election within the next few months, I will need to get even drunker than I usually do in order to bear the election night programming.
     
  30. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    Sometimes you have to be thankful for FPTP. I wonder what those numbers translate to.
     
  31. ButterTart

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    From what I’ve seen, not many actual seats for Brexit MPs, not that many more for Lib Dem’s. I don’t pretend to understand how they work this stuff out.
     
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    Universal swing. It's not a particularly great way of approximating the likely seats for big shifts out of nowhere.
     

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