Majority of Gazette 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 Shields Gazette readers know who they will be voting for and some have already voted.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 7:36 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, 83% voted yes while 17% claimed they were still unsure who to vote for.

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

Candidates for Labour, The Green Party, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, The Brexit Party and Independent candidates across South Tyneside were discussed by our readers with reasons for why they are choosing to vote for their favourite.

Lindsay Hodgson said: “I have known since before an Election was called that if it came to an Election, I would be voting for the best person who will deliver Brexit as the majority voted for in 2016.”

Peter Watt used the postal vote option. He said: “Made my mind up weeks ago.”

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’.”