A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Vote for policies

There's a very handy new website called "Vote for Policies" where you can check out which party's policies you support (by voting on the policies blind, without knowing which party they are from).

Its creators say "Vote for Policies is a campaign to make politics about policies, not personalities (or anything else for that matter).This website came from an idea to help us and our friends figure out who to vote for. Our aim is to help voters make a more informed decision about why we should vote for one party over another. Politics is for all of us, and we hope this site will make it easier for us all to engage with politics."

You can try it out here: http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/


Blogger DM Andy said...

Of course for politics anoraks like us, it's not really blind. I could identify the Labour and Tory policies on each one.

2:09 pm, March 26, 2010

Anonymous tim f said...

I don't think they should've made the BNP one of their choices. It makes it seem like they are a legitimate choice on the same level as all the other parties.

Of course, they pick all policies as if they are what each party will actually do. They don't assume that any party is making unrealistic promises or that any party is trying to hide their agenda. Perhaps they should have put "would destroy democracy" under the BNP's space on the democracy section, for example, rather than stating their pretend policy.

2:18 pm, March 26, 2010

Blogger Hughes Views said...

I got all but one right.

It seems to have attracted an awful lot of Greens (or, perhaps, a lot of awful Greens).

Curiously apt that the Ecology Party should have chosen a word meaning naive as its new name.

Ah for those heady days of youth when everything was simple and pragmatism was a dirty word...

3:10 pm, March 26, 2010

Blogger Merseymike said...

Four questions - three Green, one Labour

7:39 pm, March 26, 2010

Anonymous Never Again said...

I've always voted Labour and I ended up agreeing with UKIP and the BNP for most of the policies only one for Labour

9:05 pm, March 26, 2010

Blogger Wilfred said...

The Irony of this one, the Labour party want to make more cutbacks than Maggie Thatcher did according to Allister Darling.

9:31 pm, March 26, 2010

Anonymous gobsmacked! said...

I was really shocked. I always thought I would always vote Labour. But I did that survey and got the following policy results: For Democracy I voted Labour, for Immigration I voted Lib Dem and for four others I voted Green!

I'm going to have to give some serious thought to who I vote for in future.

3:05 am, March 27, 2010

Blogger southhackneypunter said...

Luke, what's come over you? This is clearly a promotional tool for the Green Party crudely being passed off as supposedly neutral exercise in psephology, I'm no supporter of Respect but by excluding them from the survey and thus weighting it towards the far and extreme-right wing fringe parties the authors have guaranteed a boosted Green result and an 'Oh my God perhaps at heart I'm a Green supporter and I really never knew it' style reaction from passing survey-takers.

1:48 pm, March 27, 2010

Blogger Baz said...

I'm afraid that I seem to be a LibDem (but then I've always liked their policies a lot more than their dishonest politics).

9:39 pm, March 27, 2010

Anonymous Rich said...

I was green and lib dem. The concept is a good idea as long as the political parties stick to their promises.

The problem being though most people will vote based on spin and lies. This is the next election is so unpredictable because it will all come down to who is the best liar.

11:29 pm, March 28, 2010

Anonymous I have been advised said...

Just tried the website www.myvoteadvisor.com which was suggested to me by a friend, gave it a go and got these results:
Green Party 43%
Labour 40%
Conservative 36%
Liberal Democrats 35%
UKIP 25%
BNP 18%

Surprised me as i expected to vote Labour. Only took around 20 minutes. you can answer all the questions or just policies that apply to you and still get accurate results.
What does everyone else think?

10:37 am, April 19, 2010


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