Vote Swapping

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On May 10, 2017
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Tom

Tom say

I want Labour in government but there’s no way they’ll win in my constituency. The person most likely to unseat our current Tory MP is the Lib Dem candidate.

Jane

Jane say

I like the Lib Dems but they haven’t got a chance at winning where I live. It’s a marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives.

Vote swapping site

Vote swapping site say

Tom Williams and Jane Smith have been paired.

Tom

Tom say

Although they’re not my first preference, I’m now going to vote for the Lib Dems on behalf of my voting partner, Jane.

Jane

Jane say

I’m now voting for Labour for my voting partner, Tom, even though I want to see the Lib Dems in power. 

Tom

Tom say

Jane

Jane say