If there was an election tomorrow, who would you vote for?

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With rumours of a snap election on 4 May gathering pace, take Legal Cheek’s survey here

If rumours are to be believed, senior Conservative politicians are toying with the idea of calling a snap election on 4 May. Against this backdrop, we want to get a grip on which way our readership is thinking of voting.

Would your vote be spent on current Prime Minister Theresa May? The former Home Secretary and second ever female PM, May’s short stint in power has so far been characterised by a ‘keep schtum’ attitude to Brexit, a hand-holding session with Donald Trump, and, well, that laugh.

Or are you a fan of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party? The underdog of British politics, Corbyn is known — and in some quarters loved — for his humble lifestyle and non-jeery political approach. And then there’s Tim Farron’s Liberal Democrats. A historical favourite among students (until that famous university tuition fee U-turn anyway…), will the Lib Dems and their hopes for a second EU referendum get your vote?

If May, Corbyn and Farron don’t do it for you, there’s Paul Nuttall’s UKIP, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley’s Green Party and a whole host of smaller parties out there. Whatever your political inclination, take part in Legal Cheek’s election poll below. If you are reading this on a mobile phone, please complete the survey by clicking here.

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To give you an idea of the way your peers have voted up until this point, it’s worth taking a look at a Legal Cheek poll we ran back in May 2015, the week before the last general election. Then, we discovered that 35.3% of the 750 survey respondents would be placing their crosses by Ed Miliband’s Labour Party.

As for David Cameron’s Conservatives, who as we know came out on top, they ended up winning the hearts of 33.8% of our readers.

The results of Legal Cheek’s 2015 general election poll

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Ed Silliband

The Tories, the Tories, the Tories.

Finally, the Tories.



Yep. I don’t agree with everything they do, but a conservative majority is better for the country at this time.

Corbyn as prime minister with a labour majority would be chaos. Just an utter shambles.

Worst case scenario Corbyn enters a coalition with the SNP and the Lib Dems, and then you have an outright crisis in your hands of a shockingly weak yet extreme left wing government.

Yeah, Tories please.


SM Trainee

Would vote for Jeremy Corbyn as his anti EU unlike Theresa the pleaser!



I don’t get this myth that Jeremy Corbyn is a man of principle.

His opposition to Brexit, his appointment of Chakrabarti and his shameless praise of our Armed Forces since he became leader of the Labour Party demonstrate otherwise.



Opposition to Brexit?

He’s always been for it, until the referendum



That’s the point, I think: he was in favour of Brexit for the whole of his career (as per Bennite doctrine), then supposedly opposed to it (for about six weeks before the referendum, although he did virtually nothing during the campaign), then immediately for it again the moment the result was known.



I would love to know who voted this down and why. The comment is purely factual.








Ciaran Goggins

Ja, aber only if they are actually a viable force.



Apparently in some states in the USA, you can just write a random name on your ballot paper and it counts as a vote for that person, even if they aren’t actually running.

So I’m voting for Keith Chegwin.


Ciaran Goggins

Ich, auch.



First year undergraduate law student here. Have never supported the Tories before but would vote for them now as I live in a marginal constituency, and they are the only party both willing and able to deliver Brexit, and are overall much more competent than the current disastrous leadership of the Labour Party.


Jones Day trainee




This makes the case for changing the voting age to 21.



A snap election now would reset the five year clock and deliver an increased majority for the Tories (which will be useful for winning the Parliamentary vote on the final Brexit deal in two years time). The passionate Remainers who would vote against the Tories to block Brexit are too divided, and the opposition party is hopeless right now. Theresa would be daft not to take this opportunity.



Not to mention the legitimacy a Tory majority at a general election would give to the whole Brexit project. There are really no downsides to an early general election.



Only Lib Dems!

Please join the real opposition here:



Lol might as well vote for Santa Clause or the Easter bunny



Santa Clause. On a legal website. Excellent. Well played.



The Lib Dem Parliamentary Party would not even meet the requirements for a large party in most restaurants.


Ciaran Goggins

Only if they introduce anonymity for rape trial defendants – no sign yet.


Scouser of Counsel




Not surprising – all scousers vote for Labour like sheep. Bit like how you can’t forgive The Sun over 25 years on. Bitter oiks.



The Greens – the only truly credible social democratic alternative in England at the moment.



If you think the Greens are social democrats then you are simply wrong.





Ciaran Goggins

Ach Tommy Watson, for you ze war is over.



I’d vote Labour but that would be despite Corbyn, who destroys our Parliamentary democracy every day he chooses to remain as the most ineffective opposition leader in history.

And I’d vote Labour despite not wanting him anywhere near 10 Downing Street due to the damage he’d cause, but safe in the knowledge that despite my vote he’d get nowhere near.



Is that not scary you would vote for him on the assumption that he does not get in?



How can any sane person vote Tory? You must categorically against the NHS, against public schools and against vulnerable people. Corbyn might not be Gandhi but at least he’s a human being (see cackling psychopath at the top of the article).

And Labour shambles? Have you seen the budget? Did you notice the U-Turns? Could it really be worse?


P. Dant

I would vote for the subjunctive party.


Ciaran Goggins

Scotland must be free by 2023. You know Brudda Derek?


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