Left Out Liberal

A left-wing/liberal look at the UK's General Election of 2005.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Not a surprise...

Since other bloggers are taking this test at the moment - and it's a useful guide to the simple components of each major party's principles - it's worth a go. My result was entirely expected:

Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:

Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour -18
Conservative -85

Liberal Democrat 112
UK Independence Party -28

Green 35

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

Of course, if this were a proportional representation system, then this would give a reasonably accurate guide as to how to vote. There are other issues of course, but the ones considered in this poll are those that are hitting the headlines. And it doesn't take into account the importance of tactical voting. Nevertheless, I do believe that a lot of ex-Labour voters who are considering tactically voting for the Lib Dems might find it worthwhile to take this test and see for themselves that the Lib Dems are more closely aligned to their views in the first place.


At 4:49 pm, April 14, 2005, Blogger CuriousHamster said...

Choice, buzzword of the Blair.
I with you. Most people would choose to have a decent local NHS hospital and a decent local school.
Who really wants to choose to travel halfway around the country to get a decent service. Not I.
He must be defeated.

At 12:10 am, April 15, 2005, Anonymous Arizent said...

I took the test too… although allot of my answers I wasn’t totally sure about, I ended up with a tie between the Lib-dems and Green, with the other three going into the negatives as well!

At 11:31 am, April 16, 2005, Blogger Eddie said...

If you have any questions about what some of the questions were about, then I'd be more than happy to try to explain them.

Good to see you going in the right, or rather, left direction though :)


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