Gazette readers say election pacts don't affect who people vote for

Readers have had their say on whether pacts affect who you vote for in elections and the majority have claimed they don’t.

Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 10:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 1:54 pm

On Tuesday, November 12, in a social media poll we asked you: “Do election pacts make a difference to who people vote for?” and asked you to share your opinions in the comments.

An election pact is when a party or candidate reaches an agreement not to stand a candidate in a seat to give others a chance of winning it.

They have been happening among both pro and anti-Brexit lines in the UK but the majority readers have claimed that won’t affect who people vote for.

Readers have had their say on election pacts.

Out of the 312 readers who voted, 63% voted ‘no’ while 37% voted ‘yes.’

This is what readers had to say.

Richard Abbott-Brailey said: “How can an election pact not make a difference?”

Elsewhere, local news readers shares their views.

John Palmer said: “Daft poll really. If you normally vote for a party that doesn’t field a candidate then of course it changes your normal choice.”

Robert Rain added: “It's a cheap way of manipulating votes and shouldn't be allowed.”

David Williams agreed: “Dirty tricks at work trying to manipulate the voting laws. Shouldn't allow it. Even playing field is all we ask.”

Carol Burton added: “It doesn’t matter who you vote for, they all promise the earth but deliver nothing.”

Don’t forget to vote on our daily polls on our Facebook page.