Thursday, April 12, 2007

quick poll

I got my voting card through the post this morning, I'm pleased to say. Despite the fact that I've not been too happy with the actions of the politicians I've voted for in my life so far, I always get very excited around the time of elections, even if it's just the locals.

Anyway, I'm guessing that not a great many of my regular readers (of whom there are not, in turn, a great many) are intending to vote Labour, but I was wondering if anyone out there, like me, has been weighing up a couple of problematic issues:

(i) If we all vote against Labour and they get massacred in May, we hammer a further nail in the coffin of Gordon Brown, who I suspect many of us, even if we don't think we can vote Labour again, want to lead the party. We also make it more likely that Milliband will stand against him, and possibly win.

(ii) Looking further ahead, is anyone coming to the reluctant conclusion that it may be necessary to vote Labour again at the next general election in order to keep the Tories out?

I've asked this sort of question before, and was surprised to find people not at all inhibited about declaring their voting attentions in the comments box. That said, if you don't wanna reveal all, perhaps you could comment anonymously? I'd be interested to get an idea of how the land lies.

It should perhaps be pointed out for people who don't know my immediate circle of friends, that we live in Brighton, where there's less chance of a Tory victory, so we can indulge in a little more in the way of protest voting when the fancy takes us. All the same, you never know what you might end up with...

OH SHIT, JUST IMAGINE IT!

10 comments:

Matt said...

In a safe Labour seat here in London, but I'd still be voting Lib Dem even if I wasn't, in both the council elections and the general. Never voting Labour again.

Anonymous said...

i'll be voting green or respect in the councils, but i'm prepared to vote labour again if there's a genuine risk of the conservatives getting back in. hopefully i won't have to.

paul.

Dave said...

B-B-B-BORING!
oh yeah, uh, thanks for the comment x

Laura said...

I don't have the option to vote Green and am a bit stumped as to who to vote for really. I recently wrote a letter to the Labour mp for Nottm South, Alan Simpson, complaining about recent income tax changes and he responded yesterday with a lovely letter pretty much agreeing with what i'd said! I wish I could vote for him as he shares a lot of my views but he's standing down as an MP. Bah.

jonathan said...

Yeah, I'd happily vote for Alan Simpson if he was my MP. Have they decided who the replacement candidate will be yet? I vote that they parachute Dave Rowntree in!

Anonymous said...

I'll be voting Green both times.

Carl said...

Respect, here.

jonathan said...

Gosh, more Respect voters than I had imagined, that's interesting. Maybe they'll do better in the next elections than people think?

Bloggers4Labour said...

Gosh, more Respect voters than I had imagined

Only 1.5!

jonathan said...

Ha ha, yeah - but that's not bad out of a sample of 6 people! It's 0.5 more Labour voters than I've accumulated :-)