Where I live either the Lib-dems or Plaid Cymru manage to get in, the locals vote for plaid cymru on a whole and those who come here for uni/work at the uni vote lib-dems, at the last election the lib-dems were voted in here. However since they were voted in their promises for our area have not been fulfilled, they have done nothing at all, they were going to apply for a grant to improve the town, however they only applied for one a month ago, funny that.
A lot of people vote for a person instead of policies, which is a bit stupid, my friend Pippa wasn't going to vote because she knows nothing about politics, if you say left and right she has no idea, now she is voting and she is voting for the tories because "it is important that a prime minister talks posh".
My friend Paul will be voting tory, which I understand as his parents are high earners, they face 80% tax if the lib-dems get in power which would leave them at 91% after NI. They lib-dems want to introduce a 95% income tax rate for super earners (they haven't mentioned how those would then pay their NI!!), this could have big effects on the British economy, the majority of super earners due to the nature of their jobs are able to work literally anywhere, quite a number of people would leave the UK if they faced a 95% tax rate, it isn't ideal to introduce such a tax rate during a recession.
As usual the two parties who weren't in power have identified several areas to save very large amounts of money, yet of course, they wont tell us exactly how this is possible. How are the tories going to fund their tax break for married couples, yes, it is a small amount per couple, but when you add up all the young families who will qualify, that is a substantial amount of money. I assume the lib-dems would manage the minor tax to cut to lower earners with the major tax rise on the high earners, I would like to know where they are getting so much money to pump into the NHS though.
The tories stance on a better more effective border control police service I think is a good idea, but of course, we have to ask ourselves, will it really happen, or are they just trying to gain the stupid voters, e.g. the immigrants are taking over the world voters.
I think at the moment our main three are much of a muchness, the only thing about labour is we can prove that they haven't bothered with a large number of their policies, so why would they change this time around?
I think the lib-dems will lose the vote of a lot of people in the forces/those who support the forces due to their stance on not replacing trident.
My friend Paul is staying up all night to see the results to come in, so his job is to wake me up when the final results come in :D