On 12 December 2019, the United Kingdom will elect its 58th Parliament. I’ve previously polled Grindr users on the 2017 election, in London and Scotland, and the 2015 election, in Scotland and Wales, as well as on Brexit, this year’s European election, Scottish independence, and the 2016 US election. This time, I asked 788 Grindr users in and around London who they’re supporting in this year’s general election.
The following is a sample of the replies.
(Identifiable faces in profile pictures have been censored.)
Of the 788 users I questioned, 270 responses were counted. 131 of these users settled on a party or candidate. Here are their results:
|76.5% (101)||Labour Party|
|12.1% (16)||Conservative and Unionist Party|
|4.5% (6)||Liberal Democrats|
|3.0% (4)||Green Party|
|1.5% (2)||Monster Raving Loony Party|
|0.8% (1)||The Brexit Party|
|0.8% (1)||Liberal Party|
|0.8% (1)||Plaid Cymru|
Here are the swings in support since my 2017 poll of London Grindr users:
Labour: UP 15.6%
Conservative: DOWN 3.5%
Lib Dem: DOWN 12.7%
Green: UP 3.0% (no votes in 2017)
Monster Raving Loony: DOWN 1.6%
Brexit Party: UP 0.8% (no votes in 2017)
Plaid Cymru: UP 0.8% (no votes in 2017)
Liberal Party: UP 0.8% (no votes in 2017)
UKIP: DOWN 3.1% (no votes in 2019)
A further 138 users responded, but did not settle on a party.
19 were undecided, and could not be swayed to pick a favourite.
Some voters who were undecided, or unwilling to express support for one specific party over the others, still gave some indication of their preferences:
|3||Anything but Conservative or Brexit|
|2||Anything but Conservative|
|2||Labour or Lib Dem|
|2||Labour or Green|
|1||Lib Dem or Green|
|1||Anything but Labour|
|1||Anything but Brexit|
In any case where a Grindr user was undecided on their final vote, but still able to pick a favourite party, they were counted towards that party’s tally. However, I also took note of any second preferences they volunteered.
- 1 Green supporter is also considering voting Labour.
- 1 Labour supporter is also considering voting Green.
- 1 Labour supporter is also considering voting Conservative.
17 polled do not support any party, or stated that they were not going to vote. This includes 1 user who intends to spoil their ballot.
23 polled are not eligible to vote. Of those who gave reasons, 15 are not British residents, 1 missed the voter registration deadline, and 1 is underage.
Other responses can be roughly categorised as follows:
|10||Cryptic or incomprehensible|
|8||Explicitly declined to answer|
|8||Comedy answers ("The General Erection Party", "The Naughty Lad Party", "UKIP" etc)|
|6||Lack of interest|
|6||Just laughed at me|
|6||Too horny to engage politically|
Thank you for reading. Vote Labour.
(See also: Scottish Grindr users on the 2019 general election.)