UK General Election 2010

Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Ag, Feb 27, 2010.

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"Lord Nelson's got a vote." "No, he's got a BOAT"

Poll closed May 7, 2010.
  1. Labour

    51.0%
  2. Conservative

    5.9%
  3. Liberal Democrat

    31.4%
  4. Democratic Unionist Party

    2.0%
  5. Sinn Féin

    2.0%
  6. Scottish National Party

    2.0%
  7. Plaid Cymru

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. UKIP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. British National Party

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Green Party

    5.9%
  11. Other/Independent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    It's a couple of months away now and I wasn't sure if there was a general topic about it. It's looking like the closest since 1992, with just 5% between Labour and the Tories at the moment.

    Getting harder and harder to call anything other than HUNG PARLIAMENT. Which in itself is quite exciting.
     
  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'm intrigued about the idea of a hung parliament, because I've not experienced one in my lifetime (well, other than as a toddler). But although I'm intrigued, I suspect it would be useless.
     
  3. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    A hung parliament would be horrid.

    It's quite possibly the worst time to have one.
     
  4. Diddy

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    I would prefer a WELL HUNG parliament. David Miliband to lead :disco:
     
  5. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I'll be voting labour because the prospect of a tory government doesn't bear thinking about. glad to see the tide is turning closer to this way of thinking
     
  7. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    It only took four posts for that crap joke to surface. I was expecting at least post #10
     
  8. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    My personal constituancy has had only 6 people as MP since the war. Currently labour, but i expect a change...
     
  9. Ag

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    Here it was going GREEN, but latest polls suggest it staying Labour...
     
  10. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Have the green party ever come more than 3rd in an election?
     
  11. Ag

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    Not to the BEST of my KNOWLEDGE. I think the anti-Tory thing is playing against them down here and benefting Labour. Maybe.
     
  12. Diddy

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    That was a little optimistic :D
     
  13. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    General Election 2005: Welwyn Hatfield
    Conservative Grant Shapps 22,172
    Labour Melanie Johnson 16,226
    Liberal Democrat Sara Bedford 6,318

    Hum. We have a Green candidate standing this time too. Haven't decided yet whether to vote tactically or not...

    I wish I could have brought all the Cambridge liberals with me when I moved...
     
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  14. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    What ON EARTH do people see in David Miliband? Is it just a case of Parliament having slim pickings, or do you GENUINELY fancy him?
     
  15. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I for one love James Purnell.
     
  16. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Cambridge could easily flip again. David Howarth isn't standing again (really odd for someone having only served since 2005). I don't know how much being a lecturer at the university helped him win in 2005, and three different parties have held the seat since 1990.
     
  17. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    It would have to be a pretty massive swing for the Tories to take it though.
     
  18. win_the_game

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    Where I am it is a three way tie between Labour, Lib Dems and the Tories.

    Currently Labour have no candidate as our current MP only recently decided to stand down at the election. It's probably for the best after being caught cheating on his wife and the MP's expenses scandal but most of the Labour activists are mightily pissed off. There is no way they can realistically select a new candidate, run an election campaign and win in such a short space of time.

    The other candidates have been campaigning for at least two years solid now partly with the help of TETRIS-ROCK. I will never forgive you for this you LABOUR SEAT STEALER. :hitler: :basil:
     
  19. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Who is Tetris-Rock helping?
     
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    The Liberal Democrats.
     
  21. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    I actually think his brother is the better looking of the two. Although it's like choosing between Paul and Barry Chuckle.
     
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  22. Diddy

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    Bit of both :gross:

    His teeth are a bit of a dealbreaker ATM though
     
  23. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    That's easy. Definitely Paul.
     
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    EDIT: Actually they seem alright, must be thinking of someone else.

    He is like a geography teacher you would fancy when you are 16
     
  25. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    My only defence is, if Labour CAN'T win because picking a candidate and running a successful campaign in such a short space of time is impossible then the Lib Dems are technically helping by trying to keep the Tories out. And I can't actually vote in Edinburgh South, because i'm just outside the boundary.

    Back where I come from in the Borders, it's the same situation. Lib dem MP currently, but the Tories are on the prowl. That's why i'm postal voting for home.

    Was canvassing in a Tory area the other day. Fucking hell, people are rude. People in Lib Dem/Labour areas are always much nicer.
     
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  26. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Glad to hear the Nationalist Party aren't in contention.
     
  27. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    Not where I am, no. I'm not sure where there is a chance of them getting in. All I know is that if my dad votes Nat in this General Election then he's getting a talking to. Especially considering the fact that it's completely fucking pointless while there's still first past the post and that if he does that, he may as well vote for the Tory down our way.
     
  28. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    I really do love election time. I have fond memories of following the UK election in 2005 in a log cabin on the Andes.
     
  29. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Were going to have a budget after all - 24 March.

    Looks like we're on track for a 6 May election to be called in early April.
     
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  30. Ag

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    Guardian were reporting both parties on 32% yesterday...
     
  31. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    the biggest thing, which oddly the polls don't seem concerned about, is that there is a massive % of undecideds at the moment, most of which obviously voted Labour last time around because that's the party with the biggest fallout since 2005.

    The question is whether they'll bottle out of swinging at the last minute or whether they'll join other defectors by voting for smaller parties. It seems less and less are now prepared to swing sharply to Tory, signalling that the massive Tory majority that was called last year is nothing more than a giant empty threat by the British public aimed at Gordon Brown.

    Interesting.
     
  32. delirium

    delirium TOODLES FUCKFACE

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    An election in April? I may fly home to TORY BRITAIN
     
  33. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    Election CALLED in april

    You can fly home for that, but it won't be interesting.
     
  34. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    I have an exam on the 7th of May, meaning I can't go to the ballot count/stay up watching election coverage (I have a nerdy thing about election coverage, I really love watching it, even if only for the inevitable slanging match between Paxman/Dimbleby and a politician of some kind)

    Boo indeed.
     
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  35. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    Oh that is a bugger. I love watching it too. I might take the next day off...
     
  36. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    The exam is at half two though, and I have AGES (well, almost six weeks) beforehand to revise for it, so it's not as if I can't do anything. At least I don't have an exam on the 6th so I can do a bit of campaigning.

    Still, fucking exam schedulers! People who do Social History are more likely to be interested in elections than other subjects!
     
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  37. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    It's your first year isn't it Tetris? Unless it's different up in often different Scotland, your results don't matter unless you fail. So I'd not let it ruin a four yearly event for you, unless you really are on the fail/pass line.
     
  38. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    Yup. I'd still like to try though. I think the candidate says that it's one of those ballots that won't be announced until the morning.
     
  39. delirium

    delirium TOODLES FUCKFACE

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    Oh right! I can start campaigning when I get off the flight

    Who for?
     
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    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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