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Apparently I should vote Lib Dem. Well, there's a surprise - seeing as there's currently an enormous "Vote Lib Dem" poster in our front garden, and a slightly smaller one in our back window that overlooks the railway line. And the local candidate has seen Richard in his dressing gown at godknows am.

Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:

Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour -28     
Conservative -57     
     Liberal Democrat 85
UK Independence Party -12     
     Green 49

You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

-57 for the Conservatives and -28 for Labour. Only -12 for the UKIP! This probably comes from the fact they don't have any published policies apart from "Get out of Europe" ;)

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hiddenpaw From: hiddenpaw Date: 14th April 2005 07:19 (UTC) (Link)
Much as for reasons of I disagree with them the least I shall be voteing Lib Dem, I am begining to think this meme is rigged. Everyone I know has come out with Lib Dem so far.
meirion From: meirion Date: 14th April 2005 08:26 (UTC) (Link)
there has been a lot of discussion about this, including some wild accusations that it's been commissioned by the LibDems (untrue).

it seems that the questions have been chosen rather more in line with the LibDem manifesto than others – still, i have seen some people getting things other than LibDem.

the other hypothesis is that, actually, the LJ-using community does contain an awful lot higher proportion of LibDems than the full population (for instance LibDem support amongst students and other 18-35 year olds is considerably stronger than the national average, and a large part of the LJ-using population falls into that demographic).

unsurprisingly, i came out as a LibDem too, and satisfyingly strongly so. i'd have a board in my garden except a) no-one would see it and b) the other residents might object. no-one's torn down the poster in the window yet, though, which is a good sign ;-)

meeping From: meeping Date: 14th April 2005 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
I think the defence and freedom questions are heavily weighted, as I could only change the result by answering differently in that category. So maybe not Lib-Dem biased, just anti-war biased (possibly!).
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