Get off your arse and vote!
Only 36.8% of the U.K. voting population voted for the Conservatives on 5th May 2015. That’s all it took to let them continue dismantling, asset stripping & privatising the NHS and social care system in the UK.
63.2% of the voting population either voted for someone else or didn’t vote at all. We ended up with another Tory government because of fear, self interest and disinterested apathy.
Do you want that to continue? No?
Well what are you going to do about it then? What am I going to do about it?
We need to vote differently. We need to vote tactically. But how could we agree on which non Tory candidate to vote for?
It’s pretty straightforward. Vote for the other guy.
What other guy?
The man or woman most likely to beat the Tory in your constituency.
But they’re Labour! I’m a LibDem supporter. I can’t vote for a party which isn’t the LibDems.
Yes you can. It’s a protest vote against the Tories. The same applies if you’re a Green Party supporter. Or a Labour supporter in a constituency where “the other guy” would be the LibDems or Greens.
I’ve never voted Labour. I can’t stand Jeremy Corbyn, but I will be voting Labour this time, in the hope of unseating the pompous prick of a Tory MP that’s in the seat now.
I’m asking you to do the same. No matter how much you despise the party most likely to beat the Tory in your constituency, ask yourself, “do I hate them more than seeing another Tory government?” If the answer is “No”, vote for them. Encourage your friends, colleagues and family to vote for them. Encourage apathetic voters to get up off their lazy arses and vote for them.
Are you with me so far?
So, just say we all do this, won’t it end up in a total clusterfuck? Well possibly, but it would be hard to achieve a clusterfuck anywhere near the scale of the Tory/UKIP caused post-Brexit-vote economic meltdown.
I’d rather have a coalition of Labour, LibDem, Green, Plaid Cwmry, SNP and independents than have the Tories continue with their anti poor, anti disabled, anti refugee, anti people onslaught.
Will people-led tactical voting work?
If enough people do it, yes. Every single unseated Tory MP is a small victory for us, the little guy. A small slice of revenge against those who would throw us aside.
What if it doesn’t work?
What could be the worst possible outcome? Another Tory government anyway? That’s going to happen for sure if we do nothing.
We can’t go quietly like lambs to slaughter. Regardless of the outcome, we need to make a protest, make a stand.
Get off your arse and vote for the other guy! Every single vote can make a difference. Let’s take these Tory bastards down.
Here’s a link to a tactical voting site which lets you see who best to vote for where you are:
The closest marginal constituencies, where every single vote is crucial are:
- Aberconwy: Vote Labour
- Bath: Vote Lib Dem
- Bedford: Vote Labour
- Berwick-upon-Tweed: Vote Lib Dem
- Bolton West: Vote Labour
- Brecon & Radnorshire: Vote Lib Dem
- Brighton, Kemptown: Vote Labour
- Bristol North West: Vote Labour
- Bury North: Vote Labour
- Calder Valley: Vote Labour
- Camborne and Redruth: Vote Labour
- Canterbury: Vote Labour
- Cardiff North: Vote Labour
- Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire: Vote Labour
- Cheadle: Vote Lib Dem
- Cheltenham: Vote Lib Dem
- Colchester: Vote Lib Dem
- Corby: Vote Labour
- Croydon Central: Vote Labour
- Derby North: Vote Labour
- Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale: Vote SNP
- Eastbourne: Vote Lib Dem
- Gower: Vote Labour
- Hazel Grove: Vote Lib Dem
- Kingston and Surbiton: Vote Lib Dem
- Lewes: Vote Lib Dem
- Lincoln: Vote Labour
- Morley & Outwood: Vote Labour
- Oxford West & Abingdon: Vote Lib Dem
- Peterborough: Vote Labour
- Plymouth, Moor View: Vote Labour
- Plymouth, Sutton & Devonport: Vote Labour
- Portsmouth South: Vote Lib Dem
- Reading East: Vote Labour
- Southampton, Itchen: Vote Labour
- St Ives: Vote Lib Dem
- Sutton and Cheam: Vote Lib Dem
- Telford: Vote Labour
- Thornbury and Yate: Vote Lib Dem
- Thurrock: Vote Labour
- Torbay: Vote Lib Dem
- Twickenham: Vote Lib Dem
- Vale of Clwyd: Vote Labour
- Vauxhall: Vote Lib Dem
- Warrington South: Vote Labour
- Watford: Vote Labour
- Waveney: Vote Labour
- Weaver Vale: Vote Labour
- Yeovil: Vote Lib Dem
But don’t take my word for it, look at these sites too:
Now get out and vote!