Comments on: Reasons to Vote Liberal Democrat 2010 General Election UK General Election 2015 is not affiliated with any political party including Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats, UKIP, Greens, BNP Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:11:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: Irritated with the Lib Dems Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:53:37 +0000 I have to admit I was all for the AV system before the coalition government, it’s not the best system, but better than first past the post voting system.

However, the way the Lib Dems have betrayed their voters (I voted Labour, but my second choice would have been Lib Dems) is really putting me off rewarding the Lib dems by voting yes in the AV vote!

I thought a Labour/Lib Dems coalition government would have been a good thing because I’ve always seen the Lib Dems as not power hungry (you don’t become a Lib dem for power :-)), but the Lib Dems appear to be as corrupt and power hungry as the other parties, very disappointing.

By: John W McClean Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:23:21 +0000 This time last year, I was looking forward to having a vote on electrical reform and was then massively in favour of change.

However since seeing that Nick Clegg persuaded your party to do a deal with the Conservatives just because they had secured the largest number of seats in the election when I had reasonable expectations that you would have had your party align itself with Labour with whom your party had much more in common as seen in the three televised leaders’ discussions.

You really let down yourselves and the people who voted for your policies by tying yourselves into negotiating with the party who secured the most seats rather than dealing with the party that would have seen your party achieve much more of its election agenda.

It would be very foolish for people to now vote for electrical reform which is likely to leave your party in a similar circumstance more often but it would have been a fantastic idea had Nick Clegg and your party shown, on this initial occasion that policies highlighted in those three televised discussions were of utmost concern in all your negotiations.

By: JimBo Tue, 11 May 2010 05:29:10 +0000 Ah ha!

So it’s only PR if it works for one party, but not for others… this exposes the selfishness of the so-called “PR” crew.

In truly proportional representation, every voting bloc must be represented in the parliamentary outcome. That is why I do not consider any of the transferable voting systems to be proportional at all, just “modified majoritarian”.

The LibDems and their supporters should either go for full and complete proportionality, or work with first-past-the-post and stop whingeing. Even the US president is elected by electoral college state-by-state, which can yield occasional perverse outcomes. So what? the system is mostly fair, and virtually always decisive.

Give me government by the many (Tory or whoever with most seats) over pop-idol by the few any day of the week.

By: n/a Wed, 05 May 2010 19:33:29 +0000 i dont know whether to vote for lib dems or conservative – frankly i think they are all a bunch of liars!

By: David Tue, 04 May 2010 01:39:45 +0000 “If voting patterns in the EU election were followed the BNP would secure 45 seats in the Commons”

Although I share your concerns about proportional representation I can’t see the voting public still voting for parties like the BNP unless they actually agree with the BNP ideas, so less likely for a wasted protest vote on the BNP under the single transferable vote which is what the Lib Dems want.

Also STV doesn’t share seats by popular vote countrywide, so the BNP could gain 5% of the popular vote countrywide and still not gain a single MP. To gain an MP a candidate still need a fair % of the vote or at best a lot of voters listing them as their second and maybe third choice.

Basically if every area gave the BNP 5%, their vote wouldn’t be enough to gain a seat and their votes would be shared to other candidates (2nd choice) with more than 5% of the vote.

Biggest concern regarding the BNP is in areas where they might gain over 10% of the vote, like with the EU elections they might scrape through a few MPs.

A handful of BNP MPs will have no real power in government.


By: faz Sun, 02 May 2010 23:57:36 +0000 nw dis country is goin 2 change go gve urz vote 2 da liberal democrate a fink without mr clegg we can b stll stuk in recession gud luk mr cleggg

By: Zippy Sun, 02 May 2010 13:15:16 +0000 The best reason not to vote Lib Dem is their mantra in relation to proportional representation. If voting patterns in the EU election were followed the BNP would secure 45 seats in the Commons. In a hung parliament that is a significant powerbase which would skew certain policies towards the far right – it would have to otherwise the voting block would not suupport the leading party. The Lib Dems have singly refused to answer this question. (EU election 7% o vote with 1.2Million, equates to 45 out of 635 seats)

By: Justin Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:32:50 +0000 I’m voting for the Lib Dems instead of labour, because of their opposition to the Digital Economy Bill (#DEBill), which is a very dangerous bill which threatens us with disconnection from the internet, and national web censorship.

They also will propose a bill to reverse all of the police ‘terrorism’ laws, introduced to have more control over the population. These laws take away fundamental rights, and are often used to suppress demonstrations of free speech.

That is why I’m voting Lib Dem. I am usually a Labour supporter, and prefer Gordon Brown, but I’m voting in an attempt to take us away from a V for Vendetta future.

By: ohn Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:18:23 +0000 daisy is a dick butt

By: daisy Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:38:29 +0000 i do not think the lib dems should win the genral election i despise david camaron gordon brown for the win the lib dems are going to cut the dole and ema do not vote for them and this is coming from a 12 year old hes just pretending that he will get us out of the resstion hes just lieing if you vote for him then well your an idot gordon broiwn your doing a great job !