TACTICAL voters no longer have any idea who they are meant to be voting for or who they are trying to keep out, they have admitted.There’s no point trying to be clever about this
The rise of UKIP, the fall of the Lib Dems and the frantic oscillation of Labour and the Conservatives have made tactical voting more complicated than quantum physics.
Joseph Turner of Leeds said: In 1997 I voted Labour to get the Tories out, in 2005 I voted Lib Dem to get Labour out, and four years ago I voted Tory to get the Tories out, which seemed to make sense at the time.
Now Im told that if I vote UKIP Ill wake up in bed with Ed Miliband, if I vote Labour Ill wake up in bed with Nigel Farage, and if I vote Lib Dem that Nick Clegg will move all his stuff in and put his name on the mortgage.
Do they just mean in bed, or will I actually have to do it with them? And is there any way I can stop it?
Political blogger Susan Traherne said: UKIPs growing power, the Greens overtaking the Lib Dems and the willingness of every party to go into coalition with every other means tactical voting is over.
Voters are now advised simply to cast their vote for the party they would most like to see actually running the county.
Which admittedly doesnt make the choice any easier.