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PinkNews.co.uk reader survey: Will the expenses row change your vote in the European Elections?

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  1. Simon Murphy 27 May 2009, 2:45pm

    No. I had no intention of voting Labour or Conservative anyway. I cannot in conscience vote for a party who thinks my sexuality means that my relatioship should be denied equality under the law. Civil Partnerships are unacceptable. I had always intended to vote Green as they support full equality. They have not been harmed by the expenses row so I’m keeping my vote with them.

  2. It won’t affect my choice either.

  3. Erroll Clements 27 May 2009, 3:13pm

    Not voting for anybody, the whole damn lot are dodgy and two faced wouldn’t trust them at all !

  4. The thought of the Tories getting in worries me.

  5. Labour or Tory have become interchangeably bad, and to my great disappointment the Greens are becoming more and more Labour’s poodle — on the other hand, my local Liberal MEP has done lots of work on the expenses issue exposing fraud and mispractice in Europe so I’ve just made my mark next to the birdie and put my ballot in the post!

  6. Charlene: Sorry, but the Tories will win this, hands down, forgone conclusion. It’s not that they are so great, but Labour have been so appallingly bad it’s the only option many people see. As for the counter-vote to small outfits like Greens, UKIP or BNP, I doubt there will be a major effect, but I hope there is, as it might wake the big three up out of their complacency and demonstrate that the British public are SERIOUSLY pissed off with them.

    As for me, I’ll probably go UKIP.

  7. No, still voting GREEN PARTY :)

  8. Never in my life have I voted Tory, nor would I ever do so. Since it is no longer possible to get even a Rizla paper between the policies of the Tories and New Labour then I shall not be voting for the latter either. Of the three main parties, the LibDems probably appeal most, but they don’t fit with my political position either. The Greens seem to be the least authoritarian/controlling and have gay friendly and planet friendly policies too, so they are getting my vote. One thing is for sure though, I’ll not be staying home and NOT voting, thus letting any of the other tired old parties (wasters, all of them!) get in by default.

  9. I can’t get this survey to work. The part asking me to rate the policies/issues isn’t working.

  10. LibDem for me probably but I won’t take part in the survey. I don’t see the need for Pink News to ask for names, location, postcode and email addresses and in the many online polls I’ve taken part in, none of them have asked for that information.

  11. The survey does not work + there are no good reasons to ask for name, postcode and email! What is this? A survey or a data collection? And where is the compulsory data collection notice informing us of the purpose & use of the data?
    Shoddy and shocking!

  12. It says the EU voting will be on the 4th May on the front page, but this article states 4th June? I think the moderator has had too much to drink or get his month mixed up!
    :-)

  13. No – the expense row will not change the fact that I will vote for the conservative party. It has unearthed a few skeletons, but none of the three main parties has proved less troughing than the others.

    I would be thrilled if the Labour party were beaten into third or fourth place as this would surely mean that the unelected dictator Brown would have to go. I therefore urge all those who can’t vote blue or red, to vote yellow or green to get rid of the tyrant.

  14. Pumpkin Pie 28 May 2009, 2:53pm

    Hasn’t really affected me. I’ll still be voting for either Lib Dems or Greens.

  15. The expenses ‘row’ hasn’t changed anything for me either, but it has confirmed what a lot of us suspected in that the corruption of ‘democracy’ at westminster is complete. The EU parliament isn’t perfect but at least the election is by PR so my vote could make a difference. Ive been impressed by Caroline Lucas over the past 10 years so I will be voting Green. Hopefully we can get the Common Agricultrual Policy changed or scrapped so that our tax money isn’t used to subsidise bullfighting.

  16. Brian Burton 2 Jun 2009, 2:52pm

    I am voting UKIP, I want us out of the EEC!

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