Phone call by Labour

logiciel

Moderator
Just had an odd experience.
Phone call from a pleasant sounding man.
Said he was checking on postal vote.
I sent mine Monday and told him so.
All very nice until the throwaway line.
Had I voted Labour?
Of course replied that I wouldn't tell him.
Call continued to agreeable conclusion.
Then the questions, starting with how he'd even got my number!

Now have had three calls from the same number - two unanswered.

btw - Much the most detailed election material was from UKIP, the others tiny single sheets.
 
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Sonic67

Banned
I got a letter from the Liberals.
 

logiciel

Moderator
So did I - supposedly hand-written, and addressed to a name that I never use!
 

NewMan

Well-known Member
So did I - supposedly hand-written, and addressed to a name that I never use!
Harrisson Von Klinkerhoffen? That's a name I never use. Well, except for just then... So I suppose I won't be getting a letter from the LibDems in that name now, which is kind of a shame...
 

logiciel

Moderator
Which of their policies do you support?
 

Iain42

Well-known Member

sidicks

Banned
think I could go along with most of that ,I never said the EU doesnt need reforming , it clearly does.I just doing support the UKIP position and the Tory line seems disingenuous at best

Renegotiate with the EU and if not possible then give people a choice?
:confused:
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
We had a leaflet from every party in the area. The wife even had a letter from the lib dems asking us to vote for them.... Unfortunately it arrived on the 23rd :laugh:

To the OP IIRC, it is illegal to divulge your vote anyway is it not?
 

Jamezinho

Distinguished Member
The wife even had a letter from the lib dems asking us to vote for them.... Unfortunately it arrived on the 23rd :laugh:

Pretty much sums up the Limp Dims right now!
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
I was a little puzzled on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning with news reports saying that the government was warning people not to take Selfies in the polling booths. The justification was not that you couldn't take cameras into the polling station but that it was an offence to reveal to someone else how you had voted.

How can that be. For all my voting life there have been people, representing parties and research organisations, outside polling stations asking people how they voted. It is used to create Exit Polls so how on earth can a selfie be deemed at offence for that reason.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

Sonic67

Banned
How can that be. For all my voting life there have been people, representing parties and research organisations, outside polling stations asking people how they voted. It is used to create Exit Polls so how on earth can a selfie be deemed at offence for that reason.

Cheers,

Nigel
I think the difference is you can still lie in a poll as to how you voted. So your actual vote will still be a secret. If you have taken a photo and the paper is visible with your cross on it then it isn't a secret.

Representation of the People Act 1983
 

logiciel

Moderator

Philly112

Distinguished Member
I was a little puzzled on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning with news reports saying that the government was warning people not to take Selfies in the polling booths. The justification was not that you couldn't take cameras into the polling station but that it was an offence to reveal to someone else how you had voted

No, it,s only an offence to reveal how someone else voted. You can tell anyone you .like how you voted. But they can't pass that information on. I doubt if there have been any prosecutions though. But it seems a fair enough law to prevent possible intimidation.
 

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