Top tips for voters in 2019

When you take theĀ Vote for Policies survey you’ll most likely choose policies from more than one party, so how do you decide which party to vote for? Here are a few tips to help you make your decision…

  1. Focus on the issues you care about most
    Do you care most about Health, or Education, or the Economy? You could start by focussing on the party who policies you chose for those issues that you care about most – even if they weren’t the party you chose the most. Use the Policies Browser (via your personal results page) to find out what the rest of their policies are. Whoever you give your vote to, make sure you know you know exactly what you’re voting for.
  2. Check your party’s track record
    Even if the policies are realistic and well costed, will the party deliver them? Knowing how much the the government has delivered is important (our Policy Tracker website provides this) but we recommend visiting They Work For You to find out how MPs from all parties have voted on different issues, and whether they tend to vote in line with their own party or not.
  3. Find out if you match on other issues too
    If you didn’t compare policies across all of the issues, try taking the survey again for those issues you left out. This might show you if you agree with the same party on other issue too – or if you have nothing else in common!
  4. Get into the detail…
    Of course in a perfect world everybody would read the manifestos. That’s far from reality now, but if you’re having trouble deciding, or if you want more detail about specific issues, it’s the only way to go! Sorry! Take a deep breath, and head to our 2019 manifestos page!
  5. Get a second opinion!
    There are other useful websites out there that we recommend you try. Because the 2019 election was called quickly, there aren’t as many as there have been in previous elections. We’ll keep updating this list as we get new recommendations.
    1. iSideWith
      An engaging quiz to determine which of the political parties you side with.

Don’t forget to vote!

After all this, don’t forget to get out and make your voice heard! If you’re not sure where to vote, use this polling station finder.

At Vote for Policies our aim to help more people to vote, and to feel informed about what they are voting for. Whichever party you vote for, we hope 2019 is a positive election for you.