Tactical Voting For Me

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Offline Dude447

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Tactical Voting For Me
« on: May 06, 2017, 08:34:57 AM »
Last Thursday I had to vote for a Mayor for Bristol (My local area) and a couple of other surrounding counties (this vote was not for the Mayor of Bristol we already have one) .It boiled down to who was pro Brexit for me and who had a chance of winning ,therefore my first choice was Conservative and my secound choice was UKIP ,the other candidates were not Brexit friendly . The Conservative did win just on a secound count and choice of candidate . I will  vote Conservative in are up coming June general election because I want to see the wishes of us Brexit voters carried out as best as possible . I accept that in the short time UKIP will suffer , but its a price worth paying imho. In a lot of ways Nigel Farage is correct in saying that UKIP has achieved what it was formed to do .

Offline Stan

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Re: Tactical Voting For Me
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 01:30:58 PM »
We had a new metro mayor position created in Liverpool so I went with UKIP even though I knew they'd get trashed. I've always voted UKIP, independent no-hoper, or spoiled the ballot up here. Labour wins are pretty much assured anyway.

I've never even considered voting Tory given their positions on war and weak sceptical pandering on global warming, the EU, and immigration. Though I understand why Kippers have been tempted to switch this time around in order to at least have a chance at getting something closer to a hard Brexit.

I actually hoped that Trump's foreign policy might restrain the Tories and allow me to consider them as a last resort but it seems pretty clear now that his campaign promises take a back seat to the opinion of the military industrial complex and his leftie daughter and son-in-law. To a large degree at least. Hopefully the next four years won't be as bad as I fear it could be.