March 30th

 
 
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Olam, Kilburn High Road
'I'm going to vote, I need to do some reading but I have plenty of time to decide'
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Allan, Hampstead Town
‘Undecided. It’s dull and tedious, not great options but as a citizen it’s my duty to do intense research.’

 
 
 

March 31st

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Philippe, Kilburn
'Why would I vote? Politicians do nothing for poor people.'                                                                                                                                                                       
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Alan Levy, West Hampstead
‘Voting Green, or the Dalai Lama’                                                                                                                                                    

April 1ST

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Barry, Kilburn
'I don't know which way I'm going to vote yet, I've got two in mind - Conservative and Ukip. But I feel like the Conservatives have let us down, George Osborne cutting. Fine, they've got the deficit down - but at the expense of the old people. I don't think they treat us like they should do. They give us a rise of £4 and tuppence on our pension, yet the first thing that came through the door was a letter saying the council tax has gone up £6. I've been paying income tax for 50 years and I just don't think it's fair.'
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Ashanti Thompson, West Hampstead
‘Undecided. I will probably vote for Labour again.’                                                                                                                                   

APRIL 2ND

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Anna, Kilburn
 'I'm voting for Tulip Siddiq as I am a member of the Labour Party and this is a marginal constituency. Tulip is a very committed, hard working candidate who lives locally. She is a strong supporter of the NHS, knowing first hand how hard it can be for people with disabilities and their carers. I am very concerned about what another Conservative or Coalition (Con/Lib Dem) government would do to cut the benefits of people who are already struggling.'                                                                                                                                                                        
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Frank, Hampstead Town
’Not voting, protest vote. A choice between the red Tories and the blue Tories. The Three amigos, that’s what we call them in Scotland. They just don’t understand the Scottish people. If I did vote I’d vote green 100% the way.'                                                                                                                                                               

APRIL 3RD

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Greg, Queens Park
'I voted Lib Dem last time and I have no idea who I'm going to vote for this time. So far this campaign seems to be very standard, left vs right, point scoring on every issue since the election started officially. I'm Scottish and I think in reality the Scottish National Party will hold the power, which I don't really think is a good thing for anybody. My concern is which of the smaller parties will actually end up being the kingmaker.'                                                                                                                                                                            
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Geraldine, West Hampstead
‘Tory. Conservative. I’m a Tory through and through.'                                                                                                                                                                   

APRIL 4TH

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Peter, Brondesbury Park
'I think low income families are being unfairly saddled with the burden of the financial crisis - which they didn't cause! The banks caused it. Communities like the Somali community are having to move out of this area, away from their families, because of the pressure on benefits. I'm voting Labour because they have a more balanced approach.'                                                                                                                                                                  
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Michael, Swiss Cottage
‘I’m wearing a blue shirt but I’m voting Labour. I grew up in the 80s and the Tories pulled the country to pieces.’                                                                                                                                                                       

APRIL 5TH

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Terrie, Kilburn
'I'll be voting Labour because I'm a 70's baby and I remember when Labour were in power back then- things were pretty good at that time. We had the GLC (Greater London Council), who put on lots of activities for the kids in all the Boroughs. I have a 25 year old son myself and when I was bringing him up there wasn't a lot to do back then and it's even worse now. I miss those old days.'
 
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Poppy, Swiss Cottage
‘I’m going to vote for the Green Party. The environment is very important. I’m very eco.’

APRIL 6TH

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Patricia, Brondesbury Park
'I'm not voting, but if they can find someone who can do something about the housing crisis then they can help a lot of young mothers, including my granddaughter, who desperately wanted somewhere to live and a job - that's important. They could change the rules on housing benefit and provide housing that people can afford.'
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Olesja, Belsize
‘My boyfriend is voting but I am not. I’ve seen the leaflets in the windows. I’m from Latvia and have been living in London for five years.’

APRIL 7TH

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Louis, Fortune Green
'I am thinking about going Ukip, purely because the old boys (Cameron et al) need to know that they have to keep on top of things. They can't get complacent and expect people to just take whatever they're shoveling. I'm not your typical Ukip voter but I want to show there's dissent amongst the population and something needs to be done. It's not because I support the Ukip agenda, it's just I am sick of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. If Ukip get in it will scare the non-voters and the people who don't really care. They'll be saying "Oh God, I need to get my shoes on and vote for whats right".'
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Francesca, Hampstead Town
‘Labour 100% no question, because anything but the current government. You either vote for the fascists or you don’t vote for the fascists. I wish we live in a more that two party state, but we don’t, so voting Labour is the only way we don’t get the conservatives in power.’

APRIL 8TH

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Len, Fortune Green
'It's such a pity that so much has been privatised when it used to be nationalised. The railway should have stayed in public ownership, same with the power supply. I tried watching the debate but I can't say I was that enthralled. I'm voting Labour. I've always voted labour. I am a socialist.'
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Douglas, Hampstead Town
‘I’m going to vote Conservative. I’m happy paying tax but definitely not happy with mansion tax, for living in your own home. It takes way the joy of being able to work hard and inspire hard work because so much of your money is going toward tax.’

APRIL 9TH

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Isaac, Swiss Cottage
'Cameron and Osborne have done a good job. But unless Miliband degrades himself utterly, I'll vote Labour. Tulip Siddiq came to speak at our communal passover meal in 2014. And I'm worried that if Britain pulls out of the EU, freedom of movement in Europe will be withdrawn, as in the 1930s, when you couldn't escape if your country was in crisis and it had become unsafe for some minorities. Definitely not Greens – they said they would legalise ISIS.'
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Ruth, Hampstead Town
‘I’m voting Labour. I think Tories have nothing to do with the any good of the country. They interested in lining their own pockets, and I don’t think that any publicly minded person could possibly vote for them.’

APRIL 10TH

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Valentina, Queens Park
'We always vote Conservative, my husband and I. At some point he was thinking to vote Ukip but he changed his mind. To be honest, I vote for who my husband votes for and my children ask me- "How can you vote for what he wants!" - "I'm supporting him", I say. He votes Conservative because he thinks they're better for the country, they don't ruin the country and give benefits etc. He is against foreigners coming here, but I'm a bloody foreigner! I'm Bulgarian but that doesn't matter, he thinks they come here and get benefits straight away, free NHS, schooling, everything really.'
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Manish, Swiss Cottage
‘I’ll vote for the Lib Dems. I agree with the underlining philosophy of the party much more than I do the others. I’m a natural liberal in philosophy, so I prefer the attitude of openness that they have, I don’t like the policies of immigration that you have from the other, I don’t like the policies of essentially state and semi totalitarian control. I much prefer what the Lib Dems at least in instinctively believe.'

APRIL 11TH

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Nik, Swiss Cottage
'I'm not voting. I've thought about doing some sort of protest vote but what's the point? Participating is acknowledging it. I don't want to be apart of it. It's a farce, it's a joke. All the politicians come from the same class in this country and they have nothing in common with me, they don't represent me. I don't agree with anything they do.'
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Andrew, West Hampstead
‘The Labour party because I don’t want the Conservatives to get back into government. They’re the best of a bad bunch. I’ve always voted Labour, if it wasn’t for the Labour party we wouldn’t have an NHS and social housing, you’d probably still have chimney sweeps and work houses. I think for ordinary people the Labour party historically is the party to vote for.'

APRIL 12TH

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Gemma, Brondesbury Park
'I watched the debates and I liked some of what each of them said. In the past I leaned towards Lib Dem, but since the fiasco about the students loans I really don't know who I'll be voting for. I will be voting, I know that for sure. Perhaps the night before, after taking everything into consideration, I might just know who I'll vote for.'
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Peter, West Hampstead
‘Ukip. They’re the only party that’s going to try to do something about immigration and get us out of Europe. The biggest mistake the Tory party ever made was a co-alliance with the Liberal party, and they’ve become more liberal than the Conservatives. Labour party I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole.’

APRIL 13TH

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Darren, Queens Park
'I'll be voting but I'm undecided at the moment. I'm undecided because all the parties have different things to offer. I'm looking for a better quality of life. People come over here because of the great opportunities, a great life, and if you have great leaders, it makes a great country. I'm looking for someone to go out there and be there for the people.'
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Natalie, Belsize
‘I’m still a bit TBC but I’m swaying Lid Dem. I’ve spent quite a lot of time talking to my family, my dad and people my age about housing, future, environment, bringing children up.'

APRIL 14TH

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Emily, Kilburn
‘I’m not going to vote, mostly because I’m not in the country, but also I don’t feel that passionately about this years election. The arguments have been going back and forth and I don’t feel anyone has said anything that particularly stands out to make me sway to one side of the other. Everyone’s talking about the housing shortage but I don’t think anyones making major changes to their policies that would say to me that I’d be in a better position to buy a property in the next 5 years of my life. I’m approaching 30 and a lot of their policies are aimed towards the retirees and the older people, not really feeling what they’re doing for the youth.’
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Piers, Hampstead Town
‘I’m going to vote Labour. I’ve always voted Labour, and it’s a very marginal seat here and I really don’t want the Tories to get in. I like the Lib Dems but there’s no real point in me voting for them. In the end I think Ed Miliband will be much stronger than we think. He has ideas and ideals and passions, and I think he’ll back those. And the Tories, though I think David Cameron is a decent bloke, fundamentally they help those who are better off and as we all know the gap between rich and poor has got worse and worse.'

APRIL 15TH

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Chika, Fortune Green
'I'm undecided at the moment. For me the main issue is the NHS as I'm a Doctor. It depends on who will do the best for the NHS. It sounds as though Conservatives are edging towards privatisation, which is something I think Labour will not do. So it's a matter of what is best for the NHS in the long term without privatisation.'
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Gladys, West Hampstead
'L. Labour. Always have and always will. I agree with a lot of what they say. The Conservatives let me down once because of VAT. They said they wouldn’t VAT children’s stuff and what they do, they did, that’s why. I’ve voted from the time I could vote, and I’m now 79 so that’s me.'

April 16th

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Anthony, Kilburn
'I always vote. Usually for Conservative or Labour, either one, depends on what policies they keep making. I mean, they make promises but the promises they make never seem to prevail. The bottom line is, the unemployed. They've got them working for their unemployment money, they should have done that years ago but then they're bringing it to a point, a stage where the unemployment in working class people has become critical. How can you survive on what they give you?'
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Claire, Frognal and Fitzjohns
‘I am slightly undecided. I’m a natural Lib Dem but will probably vote Labour in order to make a more decisive impact on the next government. I feel that the Conservatives don’t have in mind people who find life more difficult than the rest and who are poor and challenged in various ways. I ran a homeless shelter here for a while and it was clear that people were falling through the net in these times, and I feel a more socialist or liberal view would serve them better.'

APRIL 17th

Carlos, Fortune Green
'I would vote for Lib, for Lib Dems. They've done a good job in the past years for schools and transport also. My trouble with politics is they mention their gonna do something about what's going on in the Boroughs, they always come up with how much it'll cost and when they're gonna do it but when they mention that their just trying to catch peoples eyes. You kinda lose faith with them.'
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Neil, Hampstead Town
‘I’m going to vote Conservative. I have always voted Conservative. They stand for independence of the individual, they seek to exclude governmental interference with people's lives as far as possible, and I think they represent the Christians virtues I've just been celebrating in the church.’

April 18th

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Ronald, Kilburn
'No. I've never voted voted in my life because, obviously the governments who'e been in power don't just deserve it. My whole family's the same. When there's a government thats worthy then we'll start voting but until then we just won't bother.'
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Theo, West Hampstead
'Labour. I don’t think Ed Miliband is necessarily the best leader, but when you look at the ethics and if you want to vote altruistically or if you want to support the general well being of communities and just general people, the only way you can vote is Labour. If you look at their policies on everything from housing, to taxes, to trying to save the NHS, they’re the only party that can influence this and make a real difference.'

April 19th

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Patrick, Brondesbury Park
'I'm not sure. Not Conservative for sure. I'm leaning towards Labour as they're a working class party. The most important thing to me is National Health and I'm not sure what the Tories are going to do about this £8 Billion black hole.'

 

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Gabriel, Belsize
‘I’m not exactly sure yet but probably between the Lib Dems and Labour. I'm eighteen and this is my first election. I haven’t looked into both manifestos yet and haven’t gotten a clear picture from the electoral debate. Miliband was good, I felt Clegg didn’t speak enough. The Conservatives long term economic plan sounds a little too ominous, I don’t know what that has to offer, it might be a bit too costly. The debates are very influential. It’s good in the UK we have such a multi party system but we needed more with just the main three, no one got enough airtime.’

April 20th

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David, Queens Park
'I'm not voting. There isn't an honest politician. As far as i'm concerned they're all bandits and they never come through on any promise, any party- no matter who they are. I can't see the point in voting for someone that isn't going to deliver. I voted Labour way, way back and I've voted Conservative way back, but recently with all the scandals they've had- they're basically stealing from the country.'
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Nita, Hampstead Town
‘Undecided. I do have some cynicism. Politicians have to please everyone and there’s a lot of self serving politicians out there. Candidates are looking for financial sponsors so they’re aren’t authentic as you’d like them to be. They often make promises they can’t keep, so I take politics with a grain of salt but I also think it’s everyone civic duty to understand the issues and to learn about them. I think that in the western world we are lucky to be able to vote and to be part of democracy, whether it’s flawed or not it’s important to excursive you’re right to vote. I still have this feeling that there are genuine politicians out there. I’m from the US and have duel citizenship and right now I’m watch the Hilary campaign and that excites, but I also know she is a politician, and just as Obama who had these lofty ambitions, when it came down to the mechanics of implementing those decisions, it was politics as usual.’

April 21th

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Alice, Kilburn
'I'm going to vote Labour. I believe they're the party for social justice, they're the most progressive party, they care about all people, not just the rich. They have a strong vision and I believe in a lot of their policies. There's a lot of poverty in this area, particularly in Kilburn and a big difference between the rich and the poor- the rich living in Hampstead and the poor here. Society is becoming less equal and Labour can address that. The media has painted Ed in a particular light, which is obviously unfavourable, but actually I think; since he's been on camera and people see him perform, people are changing their minds and thats been reflected in some of the polling thats been done. I think he comes across as a genuine person. You might not agree with his politics or his polices but you can see on camera that he comes across as a good person that cares about people. That's more important than how you sound or what you look like eating bacon sandwich.'
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Ian, West Hampstead
‘The Conservative Party. Simon Marcus is a local candidate, he knows the area, bred and brought up in west Hampstead for the last 30 years. He knows what we’re doing here, he knows the NDF (Neighbourhood Development Forum) that we’ve ne working on that overseas building controls and high risers, and also working against the Mansion Tax. They care, they understand localism and looking after our neighbourhoods.’

 

April 22ND

Deborah, Queens Park
'I'm probably going to vote Liberal Democrat, although our candidate for this area has had a few controversies in the last few days, but I don't think that that'll effect the way he could help the constituency and I'm not in favour of either of the other big parties. The Lib Dems acted sensibly going into the coalition with the conservatives to do what they said they would do. They didn't succeed all the way but I think we have better policies because they were there.'
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Ernesto, Frognal and Fitzjohns
‘I don’t know yet but I’m sure I’m not going to vote Ukip. I always vote Labour, but maybe Green this time. I think Labour is very Conservative anyway, so you have to go further left to get the old Labour.’

April 23RD

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Lohrasb, Kiburn
'I won't vote for any major parties as they're pretty much all the same. I'll be voting for left unity if it fields a candidate here or the green party. It'll possibly be a lost vote as Greens only cast say 700 and something votes in the last elections, but the New Labour is pretty much the same as the conservatives. Where they differ is how fast and how much they use public services. They don't represent people like me anymore. They ceased doing that when Blair took over.'
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Flavio, Belsize
‘I don’t know any of the names man, I don’t know who I’m going to vote for. I haven’t really given much thought about it to be honest, I’m still living with my parents I don’t really know much about the situation. I watched thew news every now and again but I don’t pay attention to that stuff.’

April 24TH

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Elizabeth-Ann, Swiss Cottage
'Well for the first time, I'm now 84 and I've voted every time since I was 18, I really can't make up my mind.I would hate not to vote, because I think then I couldn't ever complain about anything. There was one that I thought was less bad than the rest but I went to a Hustings last night and he rushed off before I could ask him some questions, so I thought blow him, I'm not voting for you! One thing that was said at the Hustings was they were discussing a possible idea of rates and rent being capped according to the average wage of the area, but there are millions of people who don't earn! The general policy across all parties is that your savings are income. A previous MP said to me that I should invest, but I couldn't get through to them that everyday my savings are less because I'm living on it. If I want a loaf of bread it comes from my savings, because my pension doesn't pay a fraction of my rent.'
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Tony, Swiss Cottage
‘I’ll be voting Conservatives. The economy is doing well, there was a few rough years. I wouldn’t trust Ed, he can’t even eat a bacon sandwich, how’d you like to have him as a father in law?’

April 25th

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Patricia, Fortune Green
'I'll defiantly vote Conservative. I Think that David Cameron has done quite a good job and I think he's very centre, which I always feel is English… He's not too right, and for Conservative just a little bit left is perfect. He's tried to deliver, he's tried to get us out of a hole- I think he's done a good job. I wouldn't want to take a risk on people who are, like my son, idealistic and think it can all be done without paying any debts. I'll defiantly vote Conservative.'
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Din, Hampstead Town
‘It’s a tricky one. I’m not sure yet to be honest. The people who own the power now are doing fine. We like the way thing the things are going. The economy looks back to normal and it looks great. I’ll have to look at Labour and the other parties, but we are happy with what we have at the moment. I have a job and my wife is on paternity leave and is getting after really well and we are happy. Originally from Kosovo, and I came here 19 years ago. Last time we knew but we didn’t look into to it a lot, but now we have a new born we will look at more closely.’

April 26th

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Grant, Fortune Green
'I'm still undecided if I'm honest, between Labour of Conservative. I believe Labour will do more for my age category and for people in my price range of earning. However, I don't think Conservatives have done a bad job in the last five years. And there's part of my who wants to completely change the system and vote none of the above, because if I'm honest I don't think there's enough differentiation between the parties. This election is trying to be won by a popularity vote between the leaders, rather than actually what the parties stand for.'
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Garrod, West Hampstead
‘I can’t make my mind up. I think we need to sort the deficit out, austerity it hearts now or it’s kills later later. But I’ve worked in the NHS for the last 20 months and it’s falling apart, it’s getting worse and worse. The suggestions being forward by both parties are insane. You can’t increase a £100 billion pound service by £8 billion and expected people to come in and work 24/7. I already work for free consistently, and that’s just going to get worse. I don’t who they’re going to vote for because they’re all fucking it up.’

April 27th

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Claire, Brondesbury Park
‘First time voting in 41 years. My feeling is, if there is no result, its going to to be a disaster for the country. We need a firm leader this time. Coalition? it''s not going to work, I really think we need a strong leader to take the country forwards- So I'll be voting Conservative. There are parts of Labour policy I agree with, there are parts of all the different parties that I agree with and there's probably parts I disagree with, so that's why in the past I haven't voted. I think Cameron has done, given the circumstances, quite a good job on the economy and I guess that's what I think is important. Paying off our debts is important even though we've had to cut back on certain things, which hasn't been great for the country.'
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Mavis, Hampstead Town
‘To be honest I’m not really sure on who I’m going to vote for, he reason is I’ve watched a lot of shows with the candidates taking part and still haven’t made my mind up. There was no terrible candidates, at the same time there was no standout candidates, who in my opinion will win the majority of votes in the country. At the moment I’m probably not going to vote.’

April 28th

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Gerry, Fortune Green
'I'll be voting for Labour because it's still working class. The health service and pension service has all been destroyed by the Conservatives- they don't give a monkeys do they? I hurt my back a couple of years ago and I couldn't get to see anyone. I was in agony. I had to lie on the floor for nearly two weeks and they kept putting me off saying "there's a waiting list". I had to wait for an injection for nearly a year. That tells you everything doesn't it.'
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Christina, Belsize
‘It’s very difficult to decide because I haven’t read the manifestos. Naturally I’m more right wing but I don’t like the Conservatives policies this election. Their priorities are wrong because they’re focusing on inheritance and allowing people to pass more onto their children, which is going to cost and it’s not really a priority at the moment when we’re in such economic straights. I like the Lib Dems balanced approach, not borrowing or spending too much, it looks like they’ve got their heads screwed on.’

April 29th

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Paul, Fortune Green
'I live there look, see there's a vote Labour thing in the window. I've lived there 25 years. I'm voting Labour to save the NHS, the NHS is going down the pan mate, thanks to the Tories.. and education. There's a few reasons to get rid of the Tories. Fascists. I'm not keen on Ed Miliband, he's a bit of a geek, but he's best of what we got. I'm not voting for him, I'm voting for the Labour Party. I was workers revolution party in the 70's but I've mellowed a bit. I used to vote for Glenda Jackson all the time when she was here. Met her a couple of times- she was good.'
Mairchu, West Hampstead
‘Conservatives. I’ve been supporting Conservatives since forever. My mum told me I have to vote Conservatives, I just follow what my mum says.’

april 30th

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Rachel, Kilburn
'I'm probably voting conservative, but I don't agree with the stuff thats being processed at the moment. This NHS thing saying there will be 200,000 new nurses that they're going to take on in the next 5 years or something. We've got an NHS system and they've got nurses there that are readily available that have been working. They work stupid hours, they get paid pittance and they're thinking of taking more people on and not paying the nurses that are already there a better salary. They basically have responsibilities that doctors have these days as well.'
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Frida, Frognal and Fitzjohns
‘I’m going to go conservative, I think, probably. I don’t know we have much choice darling. I think Conservative’s are a little safer than Labour. Both the parties make the same promises and we don’t get very far, but we hope for the best, that’s how life is. I think David Cameron needs a couple of years to mature, a little bit of hardship is needed here.’

May 1st

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Juan, Queens Park
'I dunno. Maybe I will but I am so confused about choosing the right one because it will make a big difference in the future, I guess. That's why I still like to discuss it with my friends, find out which one is better, because it's really important for the country. I watched the debates and I think it's really important for people to choose, because the election is everything, I guess. It's how to make a country. I'm looking for a strong leader, who can decide for other people because it's really important. I know there's some people looking for a strong economy or something like that but I guess a leader doesn't have to be really strong but you have to make a strong decision.'
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Frank, Frognal and Fitzjohns
'In the current climate I’m undecided, I’m not normally this undecided. I’m not voting conservative though.'

MAY 2nd

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Kao, Kilburn
'If I vote I'll probably vote Green Party as they're the least dickish out of all of them. They're all doing stuff for rich people, every things for rich people - even Labour. Where is the housing for people that can barely afford it? All these empty houses, bare empty houses and shit for people. All because multi-millionaires want to buy places and say "Oh I've now got a London home", and they're [the Government] aren't doing anything about that, they're just making everything harder for the people that have to work and actually build the economy. Basically, they're saying the rich make the economy, nah, it's the people you pay a pittance that make you your profit and you ruin they're lives. It's benefits as well, a decent benefit, some people need it to look after themselves but they cut it... What else am I pissed off about? I'm pissed off about a lot of stuff actually.'
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Sonya, Belsize
‘Conservative. The country has been well in the last 4 years, we’re happy with it. I think we’ve done much better than the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world, and it’s very risky to go somewhere else.’

May 3RD

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Dan, Kilburn
'I am definitely going to vote Labour. I've been a Labour party member along time. I don't think any government of any hue is going to do everything I want. I don't see things getting better unless we have a Labour government. I don't think the opportunities exist with other parties for improving the situation-wether it be housing, wether it be education, wether it be foreign affairs- unless you have a labour government. Those are the people I believe I can influence, those are the people who are likeminded, if not thinking identically. Politics is much more than just voting every once every four or five years. For me politics is about being involved throughout the time, thats why i'm a Labour activist. If there's an issue that comes up, wether it's transport, housing, education or whatever, I want to be able to speak to people who are starting on a similar page to me and hopefully moving further towards my page, but if they're on a different book entirely that's less likely to have a constructed outcome.'
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Barbara, Belsize
‘I am not going to vote because I think the political system is a bit of game that doesn’t work. It doesn’t represent what the people want, but the people are lead to believe that it does. Nothing changes, even when the people come out in support or against something, the government doesn’t listen generally. The people on top don’t really listen to the bulk of people underneath. Society celebrates psychopaths rather than compassionate individuals, and the political system definitely uploads that.’

May 4TH

Tanya, Brondesbury Park
'It was one of the first things that I was taught, you never ever tell how you vote, it's between you and the polling booth. There are things you don't talk about- In the old times you didn't talk about religion. It's not up to other people to know and it's changed completely and I don't like this change. I came from the horrible Soviet Union so I knew the fake elections and I didn't like what's was going on. You cannot compare the politics but this is a marvellous country, I love it. The thing that will spoil everything is the postal voting, they shouldn't have allowed it and don't even think about online voting.'
Ian, Hampstead Town
’Tulip. Labour party. Full stop. They are more things that I like more than any other party. I can’t be too specific, but just the general feeling.’

May 5TH

Tanya, Brondesbury Park
'It was one of the first things that I was taught, you never ever tell how you vote, it's between you and the polling booth. There are things you don't talk about- In the old times you didn't talk about religion. It's not up to other people to know and it's changed completely and I don't like this change. I came from the horrible Soviet Union so I knew the fake elections and I didn't like what's was going on. You cannot compare the politics but this is a marvellous country, I love it. The thing that will spoil everything is the postal voting, they shouldn't have allowed it and don't even think about online voting.'
Brenden, Frognal and Fitzjohns
‘Undecided. If I was called on to do it today I might vote for the Conservatives. Generally by values I’d go for Labour values, but I think the Conservatives will look after the economy. I treated the last general election like a single issue referendum. I was a student last time, and I learnt politicians can lie. Since I matured it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t vote Lib Dem again. It taught me an important lesson and I realised the complexities of politics, you feel like you have to be expert in everything like the economy, NHS, education, foreign affairs - its such a multi-faceting thing and I think it’s hard for your values to succinctly align with something.’

may 6th

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Lawrence, Fortune Green
'I would vote Liberal Democrat. I always have been a Liberal Democrat, although they've been compromised in the coalition to some degree but if I do tactical voting it would likely be conservative because I have an aversion to Labours plans. Anything but Labour as far as I'm concerned. It wouldn't appeal to me, to what I do and how I do things.'
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Adil, Swiss Cottage
‘I have absolutely no idea. I have never had the right to vote until now. I’ll call a friend, my friend Johnny Wick, he is my political advisor, he did politics and medicine at university. He is the most objective and impartial man I know. There are parties that won’t appeal such as UKIP and BNP, so it would be one of the three mainstream parties - Conservative, Liberal Democrat or Labour. Nobody I’ve met so far has a clear plan as to who they’ll vote at present. The last few friends I spoke to who would normally vote Labour have been a bit undecided, although their the only party that has the budget for the NHS.’

 

May 7th

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Catlin, Kilburn
'I'm voting Labour. They're the ones most aligned to my views. I would vote Green if they had a chance of getting in.'
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Violet, Swiss Cottage
‘I’ll vote Labour. I’m not 100% happy with them though. Glenda Jackson let me down big time, as a woman she should have understood what I was going through. I was trying to bring my son from Kenya. I had all the paper work, I was working at the Harley Street clinic, I was working for Marie Curie cancer care, I was holding down three jobs. I went to Glenda Jackson’s office in Kilburn with all my paper slips, she took the papers and threw them on the floor and said “so you want to be bring your son here so you can claim benefits?”. I’m a foreigner but I’ve lived here for about 25 years now. I’ve never seen my son, I’ve never been back, but I’ve educated him there and he’s done his law and politics and he’s doing his masters in Kenya. I hope Tulip would look into it, I still have all the paperwork.’