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Are you a member of a political party?

edited 12 January at 9:12PM in Discussion Time
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  • babyblade41babyblade41 Forumite
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    I'm a Tory member, with a little card to prove it :j
  • MidlandsGloryMidlandsGlory Forumite
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    I am a Conservative party member, although I take no active part, its purely tactical to influence thinks like leadership.

    I would do the same for the Labour party and join, but I can save my money as all their potential leaders are non starters so it doesn't matter which gets the job, it will only affect how extreme the failure will be. Not my problem.

    I am also a Brexit party member, again not active, just as a means to fund them as we needed them to remind the main parties what the election was about which they did fine, especially through the Euros so I don't need to renew that one.
  • SapphireSapphire Forumite
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    NewShadow wrote: »
    Less that 2% of the UK electorate are members of a political party - and the majority who do join a party join Labour or similar groups, which isn't surprising given their focus on collective action - I would expect that to carry over to the population of any individual forum.

    Makes them sound like an ant's nest, or the Borg. Those are the first things that came to mind. :D
  • CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    I'm not a member of any party since none of them adequately reflect my views.
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  • JackmydadJackmydad Forumite
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    Cornucopia wrote: »
    I'm not a member of any party since none of them adequately reflect my views.
    That about sums me up as well.
    I usually vote Conservative, but it's a vote to attempt to keep the left out rather than me being "a Conservative"
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  • kpwllkpwll Forumite
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    Never have been a member of any political party and probably never will.
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    Jackmydad wrote: »
    That about sums me up as well.
    I usually vote Conservative, but it's a vote to attempt to keep the left out rather than me being "a Conservative"

    If there was a genuinely liberal-libertarian party then I might consider joining, but there's never been such a thing in UK politics.
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  • Gavin83Gavin83 Forumite
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    I'm not a member of any. I do know someone who's a member of the Tory party and someone else who's a member of the Labour party though.
  • mirkomirko Forumite
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    I am a Conservative party member, although I take no active part, its purely tactical to influence thinks like leadership.

    I would do the same for the Labour party and join, but I can save my money as all their potential leaders are non starters so it doesn't matter which gets the job, it will only affect how extreme the failure will be. Not my problem.

    I am also a Brexit party member, again not active, just as a means to fund them as we needed them to remind the main parties what the election was about which they did fine, especially through the Euros so I don't need to renew that one.


    You're not supposed to be a member of the Tory Party and another at the same time. They could conceivably kick you out. (Though these days I guess there's not much separating membership of the Brexit Party or the Conservative Party).
    As of 24/11/2020
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    Savings: - £3,000.00
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  • tommixtommix Forumite
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    Jackmydad wrote: »
    That about sums me up as well.
    I usually vote Conservative, but it's a vote to attempt to keep the left out rather than me being "a Conservative"


    Jack, with respect one is not just for the 'right' or 'left' but for what is right over wrong.

    Thus, with that in mind I feel it is my duty as a concerned citizen to inform you that being 'a Conservative' is so wrong, on so many levels that it defeats the object of your motivation for voting for them.

    If your intention for voting tory is merely to 'keep the left out' why vote for a party that is ten times worse than the party you are attempting 'to keep out'?

    At least pick a nice party like the 'Greens' or summat..Not the bloody heartless tories!

    Many thanks

    Yours sincerely

    Tommix
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