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Just joined a political party

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Cromulent, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Rroff

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    Probably legacy thing - their parents and probably their parents were members, etc. but most have no real political interest beyond what they think they are expected to have as a normal person.
     
  2. Tony Edwards

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    Im a member of a politcal party but have no interest at all in being a local member/activist/campaigner. I am a supporter of the party not a local activist. Aint no body (sensible) got no time for that!
    Its probably people that join a party not knowing that would automaticaly them make them a local member/campaigner. I think you may be talking about voting, not having a membership. That is a completely different story as far as legacy goes.
     
  3. Rroff

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    Fair few people I know around here who are members of the Lib Dems but only because their parents were and/or their parents parents who might have been active. True it is something that is more common with voting.
     
  4. Tony Edwards

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    Yeah thats Libdems they are like that. :p
     
  5. Teh_Next

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    Could equally be said that many kids join/vote for the opposing party to that of their parent's membership/voting preference.

    I know I did. :D
     
  6. BowdonUK

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    ^^ That, and the line for voting "my grandfather voted for them, my father voted for them, and i'll vote for them" is the worst line that people say when knocking on doors trying to get peoples vote. Then we wonder why the top political parties have nearly zero accountability. Because they know many of their voters are lemmings and will vote for them no matter what.
     
  7. FortuitousFluke

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    My Dad's initial motivation for voting Tory was because his Dad voted Labour. I genuinely can't see him voting Labour even if they elected JRM as leader and adopted the slogan "Privatization, the new socialism!"
     
  8. JeditOjanen

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    Let me guess, your father is a Boomer.
     
  9. FortuitousFluke

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    Born in 57 so yeah I suppose he is. In terms of political beliefs he's pretty moderate to be honest, but he still always votes Tory. On the flip side he voted remain as, although he was 50/50 on the issue, he believed that he should respect the will of the younger generation given that he has now retired and they will be taking the torch forward as it were. I may not agree with his national voting choice but on a personal politics level I will always respect him.