• Question: Opinion on the election?

    Asked by 449mntj38 to Steve, Michelle, Jermaine, Jack, Gem on 12 Jun 2017. This question was also asked by Volta.
    • Photo: Gemma Taylor

      Gemma Taylor answered on 12 Jun 2017:


      I voted for Labour, so I’m gutted that they didn’t get a majority. But I think that Jeremy Corbyn proved his leadership and has some amazing policies (especially for schools!), and I hope to see him as Prime Minister in the next election.

    • Photo: Jermaine Ravalier

      Jermaine Ravalier answered on 12 Jun 2017:


      It’s about as good as I (as a Labour supporter) could hope for. In my research I do large scales studies of public service workers (teachers, NHS employees, the police, social workers, care workers etc) and the conservatives have destroyed our public services over the last 7 years or so. They’ve made working conditions for ordinary public service workers very difficult, and so I’m glad they lost their majority. I couldn’t see labour winning this time around as the media have given Corbyn a really hard time, so I think he’s done excellently.

    • Photo: Michelle Jamieson

      Michelle Jamieson answered on 12 Jun 2017:


      It was disappointing (I voted Labour), especially for Scotland. Here’s hoping we’ll see Corbyn as PM soon.

    • Photo: Steven Brown

      Steven Brown answered on 12 Jun 2017:


      Disappointed. I don’t know what to make of it yet, but if I just go with feelings just now – and there’s nothing wrong with doing that – then I feel worried. It’s important to remain optimistic though, and know that amazing things can – and do – happen in politics. It just feels like we are overdue in UK. Most people I know did not vote Conservative so it’s always alarming to discover that so many people did – they are not people I know. But it’s known in psychology that we tend to hang out with people that are much like ourselves, like the same music, sports, etc. It of course has a pointless fancy name – ‘the false consensus effect’ – but basically it means that we tend to think that as most people we know are much like ourselves, that MOST PEOPLE are in fact like ourselves. And that’s not correct. That’s one of the main reasons for travel, mixing with other people with other countries, learning about all of the different ways you can make life amazing and exciting.

    • Photo: Jack Barton

      Jack Barton answered on 13 Jun 2017:


      Disappointed as I voted for labour but it was encouraging to see so many more young people voting this year!

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