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Poll: How will you vote in the Euro Election? (42 member(s) have cast votes)

How will you vote in the Euro Election?

  1. BNP (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  2. Conservative (3 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  3. Green (6 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Labour (11 votes [26.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.19%

  5. Liberal Democrat (4 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  6. UKIP (6 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  7. Other (7 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  8. Not eligible to vote (2 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  9. Will not vote (2 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:29 PM

The European Parliamentary Elections are taking place on 22 May. There are 39 parties standing 747 candidates for the 73 seats allocated to the United Kingdom, split into 12 geographic regions.

I've listed the parties who are standing in 10 or more regions in the poll, in alphabetical order. Parties standing in less than 10 regions are too many to list individually and so are covered by 'Others' in this poll. Feel free to say how you voted and why, or not, it's up to you. No one will be able to see how you voted in this poll.

As Peter Snow used to say, it's just a bit of fun. No MEPs will be returned by the TRL constituency, so play nicely.

Here's some more background info on the elections: which parties are standing where, how it works, etc.
http://en.wikipedia....United_Kingdom)


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#2 ckn

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:32 PM

Labour.  Least abysmal option.


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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:38 PM

I will be voting Green in the European election, despite them being a Euro sceptic party, and Labour in the local election.


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#4 JohnM

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

No MEPs will be returned by the TRL constituency,

 

which is a shame, really, as clearly, we would be best placed to look after Britain's future in the EU.

 

I will read the party manifestos before deciding. I will search the candidates backgrounds, too.



#5 Tiny Tim

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 03:48 PM

It appears that our 'local' MEP lives in Oxford, which as far as I am aware is not in Sussex. She bangs on about fighting for local issues and local jobs and how these are all tied in to Europe. I am not convinced.


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#6 Just Browny

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:18 AM

It appears that our 'local' MEP lives in Oxford, which as far as I am aware is not in Sussex. She bangs on about fighting for local issues and local jobs and how these are all tied in to Europe. I am not convinced.


For EP elections constituencies are split by region, and the South East constituency comprises Oxfordshire, West and East Sussex. The region returns 10 MEPs so there must be someone close to where you're from. Having said al that, you're right : local issues only go so far in a cross-continent election.

I'll be voting here in Brussels and will probably go with the local Greens.

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#7 JohnM

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:23 AM

sprouts, eh?

#8 shrek

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:01 AM

Crickey there's quite a selecion in the north west, we just seem to be short of a Judian Peoples Front and Peoples Front of Judea!

 

Great having the choice, but can't help but think the likes of "An Independance from Europe", "No2EU" and "UKIP" should be able to find some common ground that would allow them to pool votes!  I fear the priate party may not be quite as interesting as there name suggests.

 

One of those elections were I have no idea at all if the current incumbants are doing a good job or not for the North West and a look down the list of candidates there's only two I see that I can recall getting much air time and I wouldn't give either the time of day.  (Nick Griffin and Paul Nuttall)



#9 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:04 AM

Crickey there's quite a selecion in the north west, we just seem to be short of a Judian Peoples Front and Peoples Front of Judea!

Great having the choice, but can't help but think the likes of "An Independance from Europe", "No2EU" and "UKIP" should be able to find some common ground that would allow them to pool votes! I fear the priate party may not be quite as interesting as there name suggests.

One of those elections were I have no idea at all if the current incumbants are doing a good job or not for the North West and a look down the list of candidates there's only two I see that I can recall getting much air time and I wouldn't give either the time of day. (Nick Griffin and Paul Nuttall)


Stewart Lee ran.through a fantastic take down of Paul Nuttall in his recent BBC series

#10 Tiny Tim

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

I just got my postal voting slip. There are all sorts of parties I've never heard of - 

 

English Democrats

Harmony Party

Liberty Great Britain

The Peace Party

The Roman Party

YOURvoice Party

 

Just searching Google for more information about the Roman Party as we may have a potential winner for my vote....


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#11 gingerjon

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

The English Democrats have been around for a while.  They had the Mayor of Doncaster (I think) ... and Garry Bushell once stood for them.


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#12 Tiny Tim

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:04 PM

The English Democrats have been around for a while.  They had the Mayor of Doncaster (I think) ... and Garry Bushell once stood for them.

 

If Google is not lying it appears the Roman Party is a former French bus driver who now lives in Reading. Definitely a strong contender although he has limited success so far in elections.


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#13 Johnoco

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:36 PM

What about the candidate called Ptang Ptang Ardvark....or similar. Now there was the voice of reason.

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#14 Tiny Tim

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:53 PM

What about the candidate called Ptang Ptang Ardvark....or similar. Now there was the voice of reason.

 

I am not sure that we get him/her down in the South East otherwise I would be tempted.


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#15 Bob8

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:03 PM

Stewart Lee ran.through a fantastic take down of Paul Nuttall in his recent BBC series

Except he comes across as an obnoxious ######.  Half a brain cell and reassuring the intelletually insecure that they are in the gang.

 

Should this exchange not be the other way around?


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#16 Phil

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:33 PM

Really disappointed to see someone on here is voting BNP

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#17 clwydianrange

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:49 AM

Sorry, thats me and its a mistake.



#18 Jasper

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:36 AM

On the AOL online poll a couple of days ago asking which party you would vote for in the coming Euro elections there was something like  47% Ukip, 23% Labour, 21% Tory, 9% all the rest.  Interesting days ahead I think.



#19 Wolford6

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:36 PM

Those figures are rubbish.  John Drake said so.


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#20 Trojan

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:53 PM

I notice Chris Beverley, who the last time I looked was a BNP councillor on Leeds Council, is now leading EDL's campaign in Yorkshire and the Humber


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