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Tactical voting

May 5th, 2015 · Posted by Skuds in Politics · No Comments · Politics

Sky News were talking about websites that facilitate vote-swapping for people wanting to vote tactically this year, like VoteSwap and Swap My Vote.  I have been lucky in that I have never lived anywhere that tactical voting would have applied for me, Labour has always been 1st or 2nd so a pro-Labour vote is the same as an anti-Tory one, so I never had to decide whether to vote with my head or my heart.

The amazing thing is that people up and down the country are doing all these calculations, second-guessing what others in their constituency will do and what people in the rest of the country might do and yet when there was a referendum on AV, which would have solved all that, politicians were telling us that it would be ‘too complicated’ for the public to understand.

Sounds to me like AV is easier to understand than what people are actually doing.


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