UK prime minister Theresa May has called a snap election, to be held on 8 June 2017.
I’ve previously polled Grindr users on Brexit, Scottish independence, the 2016 US election, and the previous UK election, in Scotland and in Wales. This time, I asked 519 Grindr users in England, in and around London, which political parties they’re supporting.
The following is a sample of the replies.
(Identifiable faces in profile pictures have been censored.)
Of the 519 Grindr users I was able to question before moderators intervened, 181 responses were counted. 64 of these users settled on a party. Here are their results:
60.9% (39) Labour
17.2% (11) Liberal Democrat
15.6% (10) Conservative
3.1% (2) Monster Raving Loony
3.1% (2) UKIP
No eligible voters chose the Green Party.
A further 117 users responded, but did not settle on a party.
11 were undecided, and could not be swayed to pick a favourite.
12 said they would choose not to vote.
18 were not eligible to vote.
Other responses can be roughly categorised as follows:
42 Miscellaneous evasion
13 Nonexistent parties and other sarcastic answers
10 Explicitly declined to answer
6 Too horny to engage politically
6 Just replying “hi” or “hello” or something, ignoring the opening question, and proceeding to attempt a conversation like it was never asked
In addition, here is a count of secondary positive mentions of parties – second choices for those who are voting for a different party, or parties mentioned as possibilities for those who remain undecided:
4 Lib Dem
These are parties that were singled out for negative mentions, often preceded by an “Anything but”:
In conclusion: Grindr stands with Corbyn. If the Grindr turnout is high on Thursday, the UK may yet have a socialist revolution.
(See also: the Grindr election poll in Edinburgh.)