Majority of Mail readers know how they will vote in the General Election

The General Election is fast approaching but according to our recent poll, the majority of Hartlepool Mail readers know who they will be voting for and some have already voted.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 9:52 am
The majority of readers know how they will vote in the General Election.

Voting is set to take place on Thursday, December 12, around six weeks after the Brexit negotiations in Westminster.

So, on Tuesday, December 10, in our daily Facebook poll we asked you: “Have you made up your mind how you're going to vote this General Election with only two days left to vote?”

Out of over 900 readers who voted in the poll, 81% voted yes while 19% claimed they were still unsure who to vote for.

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Those who have claimed they have made up their mind shared differing views on who to vote for and why.

The candidates for Hartlepool, Kevin Cranney (Socialist Labour), Mike Hill (Labour), Stefan Richard Houghton (Conservatives), Andy Hagon (Liberal Democrat), Richard Tice (Brexit Party) and Joe Bousfield (Independent) were discussed by our readers with reasons for why they are choosing to vote for their favourite and what they think they can do for the town.

Karlena Radford argued: “I think people forget this election is about so much more than Brexit!”

Jon Whitfield said: “I cannot make my mind up.”

Elsewhere, Nikki Fairman-Smith shared her thoughts on voting. She said: “Hopefully more people will turn out to vote than they have in the past. As my mum always used to say to me, ‘If you don’t vote, you don’t have a say’.”