General Election 8th June – Who on earth do landlords vote for?

General Election 8th June – Who on earth do landlords vote for?

12:30 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago 672

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For example, you may well despise what the Conservative Government has done and you may well mistrust them but will any other party be better?

If landlords vote for minor parties might this hand a win to Labour?

Do you think a coalition Government is likely, and if so between which parties?

Which party would you least prefer to be elected and why?

Could not voting hand this election to Labour?

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by Gromit

16:04 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "18/04/2017 - 15:55":

I'd love for that to happen, but a bigger majority will not alter the financial situation. The revenue expected to come from s.24 will leave a big hole in the Chancellors plans which he'll have to fill. At the moment he can pin s.24 and any of its unintended consequences on George Osborne, replacing s.24 with something else pins it on the Chancellor of the time.

by matchmade

16:40 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

I will vote Conservative, even though it won't make any difference in my constituency as the MP has a thumping 20,000 Tory majority anyway. The Government has given landlords a right kicking over the last two years, but none of the other parties would be any better, so I prefer to think about the national interest and other policy areas than the PRS.

Theresa May and her team are clearly the safest pair of hands to take us through Brexit and help the country prepare for the aftermath; they've done nothing crazy (yet) and make sensible tactical withdrawals when they misjudge the public's mood (e.g. self-employed NICs), they are making patchy but steady progress with the deficit, and they are making real efforts to think long-term in areas like training and skills, energy security, childcare, and integrating the NHS and social care and improving their efficiency.

As regards the other parties:

- Labour will be an utter disaster: most of their best people have left, and the party is run by ideologues and the economically illiterate. What exactly is Labour's position regarding the nuclear deterrent?

- the Lib Dems under Tim Farron seem to have positioned themselves as Labour Lite rather than a centrist party, and could only be a minor coalition party at best.

- UKIP are a party of loud-mouthed amateurs and I can't take them seriously as a potential government

- the Greens are another left-wing joke party, with hopeless economic policies and the usual endless baggage of unaffordable social causes that completely ignore the UK's dire fiscal debt position. I simply cannot understand why the Greens position themselves so far to the left, because if they looked at their cause differently and made a case for long-term green investment in order to save money and conserve energy and the environment, they could appeal to small-c conservative voters and not just the usual leftie special interest groups.

- I'm slightly disappointed not to live in Scotland, as I would just love an opportunity to campaign and vote against the hideous SNP.

by Tobias Nightingale

16:50 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "18/04/2017 - 16:01":

If as you say Labour win I will remind that you forget that the New Labour bunch are the majority of labour mp's not Corbyn types and the SNP have all but taken scotland so right to buy being extended would have to have SNP approval. As for rent control I may be wrong but does not Scotland have a form of rent control yet recent figures suggest rent increases were among the most in Scotland?

by CazT

16:52 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Barry Fitzpatrick" at "18/04/2017 - 15:30":

I've just done the same thing to our UKIP member in Plymouth and may send it again to the UKIP member in Devon. Brilliant and simple link, thank you.
This site and the people on it never fail to impress me and long may it continue. To paraphrase a brilliant quote:

United We Stand, Divided We Fall and/or Fail......

by CazT

16:55 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "18/04/2017 - 15:55":

That's ok if she comes out in favour of us, if she doesn't it's 4/8 more years of purgatory for BTL!

Re your second comment Barry - I agree with you on most of the pro-Conservative points but it would still leave a nasty taste in my mouth if I voted for her.

by John Constant

16:58 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

To all those considering UKIP, speaking as a constituent of UKIP's only MP (or as was!) be careful what you wish for.

Many people in Clacton voted Conservative (Carswell) and got UKIP Carswell. Many people later voted UKIP (Carswell) and now have an Independent (Carswell).

I'm getting giddy trying to keep up!!

by CazT

17:05 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "John Constant" at "18/04/2017 - 16:58":

That's definitely a bit worrying John!!

by Sarah Quinlan

17:13 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

I'm voting Tory, as usual, as the prospect of mishandling the Brexit issue is very high if the Govt doesn't get a clear mandate, and that's a far bigger threat to landlords than section 24, much as I loathe it. This is a good time for us to lobby MP's to challenge s24 as they will be desperate for votes - a Tory majority isn't a given, despite the appalling Corbyn, as Tories might not turn out to vote for a variety of reasons. UKIP is a spent force with no clear purpose now, and hopefully Corbyn will resign after polling badly in the forthcoming Gen Election as surely no-one could take him seriously as a potential head of state? Mind you, many people said the same about Trump....

by Ashley de Safrin

17:34 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

I know polls have been wrong in the past but I would be very surprised if the Tories didn't romp home this time. Certainly in this part of the country (Wiltshire), which is quite heavily pro. Brexit and equally heavily Tory, there would be no question of anything but a Tory victory. I certainly think the Tories have the best chance of giving any stability over the next five years so that's where I'm putting my x.

by NW Landlord

17:53 PM, 18th April 2017, About 4 years ago

How can a landlord / property investor think of voting Tory after the ambush over the last couple of years madness but each to their own. We need to unite in not voting for them as a protest of anything else they are out to rob your pockets and we are currently getting knowere with a reversal voting for them would justify the unjustifiable policies attacking our hard earned businesses food for thought

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