At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

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At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Yes
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22%
No
19
59%
Maybe
2
6%
Dont Know
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13%
 
Total votes: 32

mercalia
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At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby mercalia » 1 May 2019, 4:40pm

PMQ
Liaison committee chairwoman Sarah Wollaston asks whether Mrs May would consider a further referendum on a deal.

"I'm afraid I haven't changed my view on this," Mrs May says.

"The British people said we want to leave the European Union...

"I don't think it's right to say to people: 'think again'."

Ms Wollaston asks: "How can you be sure this is the will of the people unless you go back to the people?"

"They just want us to get on and do it," Mrs May said of the British public.


Such a reply is so depressing?

I have an easy choice as my MP didnt vote to activate Article 50, one of just 100 or so that didnt. she has clean hands

List of MPs who voted to activate Article 50 and those who didnt
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 58291.html
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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby cycleruk » 1 May 2019, 5:14pm

What's the use of voting if the wishes of the people are not followed. :?
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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby 661-Pete » 1 May 2019, 5:27pm

I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me.
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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby Mike Sales » 1 May 2019, 5:28pm

661-Pete wrote:I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me.


Ditto.

Though a plain answer, which I gave, is no. I did not vote for him last time, and no way would I vote for him next time.

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby Tangled Metal » 1 May 2019, 6:47pm

It might change at next GE for us. If it does the party of the new mp would cause me to vote no in a similar poll for the ge after next.

Roundabout way of saying there's no good candidate or party but at least the incumbent is unlikely to be as bad as the alternative. At least his Westminster career so far has been about not doing anything to get noticed.

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby merseymouth » 1 May 2019, 7:08pm

Hi there, It would be more appropriate if my M.P. stood for the Kinneset, only ever speaks about Anti-Semitism!
She is apparently unable to differentiate between that and Anti-Zionism.
So maybe she counterbalances the Jezza stance?
She won't stand a cat in hell's chance if she doesn't stand on a Labour & Co-operative ticket. TTFN MM

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby mercalia » 1 May 2019, 7:20pm

661-Pete wrote:I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me.


well as I said 500 or so of the mps of all parties, Labour and Tory voted to activate Article 50 so it is not just the fault of May or the torys we are where we are now, it is also those Labour mps who voted to activate Article 50. Was your mp one of those?

List of MPs who voted to activate Article 50 and those who didnt
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 58291.html

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby brynpoeth » 1 May 2019, 7:37pm

Mike Sales wrote:
661-Pete wrote:I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me.


Ditto.

Though a plain answer, which I gave, is no. I did not vote for him last time, and no way would I vote for him next time.

Anyone here a conservative supporter living in a labour constituency? :wink:
Could be three years till the next GE, maybe the PurgaTories shall hang on as long as possible like Major did, he was punished, Bliar won!

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Postby Mick F » 1 May 2019, 7:37pm

Our MP is a Tory.
Why on Earth would I vote Tory?
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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby thirdcrank » 1 May 2019, 7:49pm

Merc

Have you heard something I've missed? Around here we have local elections tomorrow and European elections in three weeks (barring a precipitate Brexit.) AFAIK, The next GE isn't for another three years, although that is likely to change.

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby Psamathe » 1 May 2019, 7:55pm

661-Pete wrote:I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me.

Likewise.

Ian

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby Cunobelin » 1 May 2019, 7:57pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
661-Pete wrote:I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me.


Ditto.

Though a plain answer, which I gave, is no. I did not vote for him last time, and no way would I vote for him next time.

Anyone here a conservative supporter living in a labour constituency? :wink:
Could be three years till the next GE, maybe the PurgaTories shall hang on as long as possible like Major did, he was punished, Bliar won!

Best to vote in the EU elections while one still has the chance

I predict years (decades?) of chaos, Minus One



One of the great myths...

The number of people who actually voted for Blair in his "Landslide" was less than the number who voted for MAjor in the previous election... in Theory Major had the greater support and mandate

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby Tangled Metal » 1 May 2019, 8:15pm

It's about how you play the system. Ranking targets and putting resources into battles you can win I guess. Labour was a slick operation with Campbell, Blair and Brown, with Mandelsohn helping out too. Is Mandelsohn a little like JRM for the tories, an annoying little worm people wish hadn't got into politics!

Local elections coming up then EP ones. Protest vote time? Mep election will lead to an mep that's going it before the end of their term. Would they actually go into the European Parliament anyway? Worth doing?

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Postby irc » 1 May 2019, 8:29pm

It's not just about the Tories. In Scotland an important decision in many constituencies in the general election is whether to vote for the SNP or the best placed unionist candidate. Last time my SNP MP got beaten by a Lib Dem. I voted for the Lib Dem tactically even though I disagreed with some of her policies. Even more vital in the Scottish Parliament elections.

The independence referendum was a once in a generation vote ............. until the SNP lost.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotla ... pportunity

So unfortunately some of the other problems here need to take a back seat to the constant talk of Indref 2.

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Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

Postby Psamathe » 1 May 2019, 8:38pm

irc wrote:It's not just about the Tories. In Scotland an important decision in many constituencies in the general election is whether to vote for the SNP or the best placed unionist candidate. Last time my SNP MP got beaten by a Lib Dem. I voted for the Lib Dem tactically even though I disagreed with some of her policies. Even more vital in the Scottish Parliament elections.

The independence referendum was a once in a generation vote ............. until the SNP lost.
.......

Or until it was established that one of the strongest arguments made by those supporting the union was soon to become completely the opposite. I’m not eligible to vote in any Scotland Independence referendum (so just an observer) but I can see important promises so quickly becoming untrue as justification for another referendum.

Ian