Labour Leadership Vote Match
As so many other Liberal Democrats that I know have tried Vote Match, I thought I should. It’s the questionnaire that shows how closely you match the views of the various Labour leadership contenders. Also, like many Lib Dems I came out as closest to Diane Abbott.
The full figures were:
Diane Abbott – 71%
Ed Miliband – 49%
David Miliband – 37%
Ed Balls – 29%
(Andy Burnham doesn’t get a comparison as he didn’t provide Vote Match with the relevant information in time)
I suppose Diane is reasonably liberal on some things, (although I still always remember her controversial comments about Finnish nurses) and we would also agree on some key issues like Trident, academies and student tuition fees, to name a few. But unlike Diane I would never describe myself as a socialist. These surveys are of course never accurate, but I do like the way this one also gets you to rate how important or unimportant you think certain issues are. It may help give a more accurate result.