Mail 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, 10:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 12:35 pm
Readers have had their say on election pacts.

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.

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Out of the 372 readers who voted, 64% voted ‘no’ while 36% voted ‘yes.’

This is what you had to say.

Many readers headed to the comments to share who they would vote for.

Paul McKenna said: “They all promise you the earth just to get in power. Then when they do, they do a few of the promises but not all.”

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

Adrian Paul commented: “Fed up of it all! All these election promises just to gain votes!”

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

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