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Now the manifestos are out, the guys behind the Who Should You Vote For test have updated the question set to try to make it more accurate. Here's mine:

Take the Who Should You Vote For? England quiz

Liberal Democrat102
Green88
Labour-18
UK Independence-26
Conservative-32

You expected: LIB

Your recommendation: Liberal Democrat

Click here for more details about these results

Now, it's better than it was, and has given me a stronger distinction between LD and Green, which is good. But, I don't think that distinction is strong enough, and there's very little to nothing in there about science and technology policy (where, naturally, I agree with Evan), nor is there much in there about Green specific policies. You might be of the opinion that a deliberate policy of stunting economic growth, a massive increase in the overall taxation take, a 50% hike on alcohol and tobacco duty (which is already high) and a substantial increase in food costs are good ideas. I don't, at all. But this test doesn't ask me anything on those ideas, ergo it looks like I'm a moderate supporter of the Woo, which, y'know, I'm not.

But given my local Green candidate came as close as she can to saying vote Lib Dem tactically, I think we're doing OK:
How I learned to stop worrying and love Nick Clegg « Kate Sweeny

Now, remember, just a bit of fun, but, y'know, useful fun.

Date: 2010-04-23 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davidnm.livejournal.com
This time I got LD 70, Green 62. In fairness, I *am* concerned by environmental issues, but I find the Green Party just a bit of a mess on many things. (Plus there's basically zero chance of them getting elected where I am, short of someone spiking the tapwater with LSD on polling day or something.)

Now if they'd just ask a question on nuclear power or something, I'm sure I could put some luminous-blue reactor effluent between me and the Greens...
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Date: 2010-04-23 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] burkesworks
This is a bit more like it;

Take the Who Should You Vote For? England quiz

Liberal Democrat81
Green69
UK Independence-11
Labour-17
Conservative-29

You expected: LIB

Your recommendation: Liberal Democrat

Click here for more details about these results

There are a few points, no doubt, where my own views don't chime with LibDem orthodoxy (I'm not in favour of an elected second chamber or SATs for 11-year-olds, for a start) but there's more than enough to keep it on track.

xposted to LJ

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Date: 2010-04-23 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Just realised I commented on LJ rather than here before. Sorry...

Fame at last!

Date: 2010-04-27 12:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
http://www.hebdenbridgelist.com/news/lib-dem-councillors-mostly-toothless-says-campaign-activist

Date: 2010-04-23 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.livejournal.com
My results were just *weird* - Green 90, Lib Dem 88, Racist UKIP -3, Tory -34 and Labour -36.
Obviously Green and Lib Dem would be the other way round were there more distinctive questions, but I'd say the order of the last three should be reversed as well - I'd be moderately more likely to vote Labour than Tory, and I'd never vote for Racist UKIP under *any* circumstances.

Date: 2010-04-23 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.livejournal.com
Yeah, it comes down to that stuff you were saying last time you did this, about who you trust to actually deliver on the promises, as much as anything else.

As far as I'm concerned, Racist UKIP are to liberals as the Bastard Nazis are to socialists...

Date: 2010-04-23 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burkesworks.livejournal.com
This is a bit more like it;

Take the Who Should You Vote For? England quiz (http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com)

You expected: LIB

Your recommendation: Liberal Democrat (http://www.libdems.org.uk)

Click here for more details about these results (http://wsyvf.com/uk/6fzXRD0k8TGOcq0U)

There are a few points, no doubt, where my own views don't chime with LibDem orthodoxy (I'm not in favour of an elected second chamber or SATs for 11-year-olds, for a start) but there's more than enough to keep it on track.

Date: 2010-04-23 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.livejournal.com
If you *did* agree on all things with Lib Dem orthodoxy, we'd have to kick you out for being too conformist...

Date: 2010-04-23 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theweaselking.livejournal.com
My results are similar to last time:

Take the Who Should You Vote For? England quiz

Green44
Liberal Democrat40
Conservative-4
UK Independence-12
Labour-14

Your recommendation: Green

Click here for more details about these results

But they're skewed by the fact that a whole lot of the issues amount to "I don't care" because they're UK-specific and, well, I don't live there.

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