Welsh Grindr users on the 2021 Senedd election

On 6 May 2021, Senedd Cymru – the Welsh Parliament – will hold its sixth election (and first since it was renamed from “National Assembly for Wales”). I’ve polled Welsh Grindr users once before, on the 2015 UK general election. (I’ve also polled Scotland on 6 occasions – on independence in 2014Brexit in 2016, the European election of 2019, and the general elections of 20152017, and 2019; London twice – on the general elections of 2017 and 2019; and the United States twice – on the presidential elections of 2016 and 2020.) This time, I asked 816 Grindr users across Wales who they want to represent them in the Senedd.

The following is a sample of the replies.

(Faces in profile pictures have been censored.)

Me: Good morning, Meaty Dad Dick. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Meaty Dad Dick: what kind of chat up line is that

Me: Good morning, Hnh. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Hnh: What the fuck Hnh: You in Wrong place

Me: Good afternoon, Lokin4fun. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Lokin4fun: Here to get my cock sucked not to talk about politics

Me: Good evening, Keith slut. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Keith slut: None I've become disenchanted with politics

Me: Good evening, ask away. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? ask away: None they all corrupt nonses, money grabbing lying cheating cunts. Wbu

Me: Good evening, Older power top. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Older power top: Odd question. Labour if you must know. What about you? Me: I am undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. Me: Thank you for your input, Older power top. Older power top: You are a young man so you need to think of your future. Do you believe in neo-liberalism or do you favor the government helping people. The contrast between England - disastrous track and trace Wales 97% success. Same with vaccination. In Wales free prescriptions and hospital parking - in England you pay. The contrast is stark.

Me: Good evening, Older 4 younger. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Older 4 younger: Good evening and the answer is Plaid Cymru. Me: Thank you for your input, Older 4 younger. Older 4 younger: I would be delighted to give you More input

Me: Good afternoon, Robert. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Robert: Pahahahabaha fuckin none of them don't bother with none of that shite rather live my life day by day instead of thinking that knob heads in power are ever gonna make a difference to my life only thing a pen pusher is ever gonna look at is their pay packet nout else 🤣

Me: Good evening, Gav. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Gav: OMG! Super excited to be polled. It's been a dry pandemic. I've decided to split my vote this time. Labour have received my constituency vote, whilst my list vote has gone to Plaid Cymru. Similarly in the PCC's my first preference vote has gone to Plaid, whilst my second vote has gone to Labour. Thanks for the poll and I forward to reading the results

Me: Good afternoon, kinky fun. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? kinky fun: eh? kinky fun: firstly, thats confidential and secondly its none of your damn business Me: Thank you anyway, kinky fun. kinky fun: sod you

Me: Good afternoon, horseman. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? horseman: None of them are remotely inspiring Me: Do you intend to vote for an uninspiring party, or abstain from voting? horseman: I've yet to decide horseman: I can't begin to believe that any of them would thrive in business. As an employer with 500 plus staff, I wouldn't pay any of them. So why would I want to vote for them?!

Me: Good morning, horny top. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? horny top: Tbh its the first time I cant decide who to vote for as they are all useless horny top: Wbu Me: I am also undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. horny top: I think labour has had long enough in power now, time sor someone else but I doubt the sheep will vote for any other party Me: Who do you think the "someone else" should be? horny top: That's the problem, I think they're all as bad as each other lol

Me: Good morning, DRAGRACEFIXED!. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? DRAGRACEFIXED!: Plaid DRAGRACEFIXED!: You?? Me: I am undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. DRAGRACEFIXED!: Lol good luck there! DRAGRACEFIXED!: Plaid is led by a gay man Me: I will take that into account. DRAGRACEFIXED!: Sadly too many gays vote conservative

Me: Good morning, Horny asf. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Horny asf: Conservatives Horny asf: Wbu Me: I am undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. Me: Thank you for your input, Horny asf. Horny asf: No problem sexy

Me: Good evening, sissy. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? sissy: Abloslise Me: Do you mean Abolish, as in the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party? sissy: Yes

Me: Good morning, Bye 👋🏼 Welshe. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Bye 👋🏼 Welshe: Devolution should be revoked and wales should become a district of the English country side 😊 Me: That's more or less the policy of the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party. Is that who you're supporting? Bye 👋🏼 Welshe: Yes I will vote to who ever will abolish the assembly and cancel devolution.

Me: Good morning, Fill me now. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Fill me now: Abolish Welsh government Me: Thank you for your input, Fill me now. Fill me now: Pucs Fill me now: Pics

Me: Good afternoon, Bi Guy for fun. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Bi Guy for fun: All are corrupt. Politics is now so deeply devisive it no longer serves the common good Me: Thank you anyway, Bi Guy for fun. Bi Guy for fun: Nice, married bi here

Me: Good morning, suck me. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? suck me: You suck me then I suck you, in labour all the way Me: Thank you for your input, suck me. suck me: You suck me then I suck you

Me: Good morning, Daveybear. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Daveybear: Plaid Daveybear: What about you? Me: I am undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. Me: Thank you for your input, Daveybear. Daveybear: Do you want to know why as a lifelong labour voter I shall be voting h Plaid? Me: Yes, I do. Daveybear: As an independent nation we can re join the EU. I would Wales to be an independent nation inside a big trading block than an ignored adjunct to Westminster.

Me: Good afternoon, OrganMorgan. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? OrganMorgan: Dw i ddim yn gwybod [translation: I don't know] OrganMorgan: Dw i wrth fy modd efo Mark Drakeford 😘 [translation: I love Mark Drakeford 😘] Me: So you might be supporting Labour? OrganMorgan: Wrth cwrs [translation: By course] Me: Thank you for your input, OrganMorgan. OrganMorgan: Diolch [translation: Thank you] OrganMorgan: Croeso [translation: Welcome]

Me: Good evening, berty big balls. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? berty big balls: Well it wint be fucking tory for sure berty big balls: won't Me: Do you have any particular non-Tory parties in mind? berty big balls: only the othe major party of UK berty big balls: I'm not voting plaid cos they want to mess up council tax for me they should consider that a house is not an income Me: So you are supporting Labour, is that right? berty big balls: dont think much of stammer or drake but yes Me: Thank you for your input, berty big balls. berty big balls: lol who are you voting for ? Me: I am undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. berty big balls: they are all corrupt however its not the labour party who have been selling off the NHS or the welfare state berty big balls: hope that helps also let me add that I think the UK is insane to leave this gang of crims in power

Me: Good afternoon, Bored Bi 👀. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Bored Bi 👀: I'd rather get fucked by a horse then waste time on any of those imbeciles

Me: Good afternoon, farmer. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? farmer: Plaid cymru fir indrpended Wales sooner we got out of UK the better Me: Thank you for your input, farmer. farmer: Who r u voting for Me: I am undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. farmer: Adam price is welsh leader he is gay and u derstant6

Me: Good evening, Farmer Ben. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Farmer Ben: Kill the senedd party Me: Are you referring to the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party? Farmer Ben: Yes that's the one Me: Thank you for your input, Farmer Ben. Farmer Ben: Guess your one of the lemming party Me: What is the lemming party? Farmer Ben: Plaid cymru Me: I am undecided. Only Grindr can help me resolve this. Farmer Ben: Vote Liberal then Me: Liberal Democrats? Why? Farmer Ben: Middle of the road in these parts

Me: Good evening, love bondage. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? love bondage: The ones who tie me up and humiliate me Me: Conservatives? love bondage: Probaly

Me: Good evening, 👀 4 fun now. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? 👀 4 fun now: Whoever willing to take bare cock up his arse.... Me: Which candidate do you believe is most willing to take bare cock up their arse? 👀 4 fun now: Lol... Noneof them are my type Me: I have been informed that Adam Price is gay. 👀 4 fun now: Good for him Me: Does this not mean he has your support? 👀 4 fun now: Politics isn't about orientation... I know quite a lot of dickheads around here

Me: Good morning, LEO WANKER. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? LEO WANKER: Are you taking the piss none of them isn't it amazing how lockdown and travel restrictions ended just in time for these pointless elections LEO WANKER: I've only got one answer to these politicians death to all these money grabbing motherfuckers Me: Thank you anyway, LEO WANKER. LEO WANKER: I give you another reason just like that twisted sister song especially made for politicians "shoot them down shoot them down with a fucking gun"

Me: Good morning, fuck me. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? fuck me: Picts Me: [a photo of Mark Drakeford] Me: [a photo of Adam Price] Me: [a photo of Andrew RT Davies] fuck me: You picts

Me: Good morning, YesCymru. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? YesCymru: Plaid Cymru Me: Thank you for your input, YesCymru. YesCymru: Was there a purpose to that question? Me: I have an extremely specific fetish for Welsh parliamentary politics. YesCymru: Good job I didn't say I'm a Tory, that would have been a challenging wank

Me: Good morning, Horny 🍆😜. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? Horny 🍆😜: None of you're business party 😅 Me: Are they on the ballot? Horny 🍆😜: Yes

Me: Good morning, horny. Which party, or parties, are you supporting in the forthcoming Senedd election? horny: The fuck off party Me: Are they on the ballot? horny: Fuck off

 

STATISTICS:

Of the 816 users I questioned, 260 responses were counted. 83 of these users answered with parties.

Voters in Senedd elections get two votes – one vote to elect an MS in their constituency using first-past-the-post, and one vote to elect additional MSs from broader regional lists using proportional representation. In order not to overly harass users for specific details of their votes, I made the following assumptions: that anyone who replied with only one party was supporting them in both the constituency and list vote, and that anyone who replied with two parties without clarifying which was their constituency vote and which was their list vote was naming them in sequential order – the first being their first vote (i.e. their constituency vote), and the second being their second vote (i.e. their list vote).

This is every combination of parties I received:

39% (32)Both votes Plaid
27% (22)Both votes Labour
7% (6)1st vote Labour, 2nd vote Plaid
6% (5)Both votes Conservative
6% (5)Both votes Abolish
2% (2)Both votes Green
1% (1)Both votes Lib Dem
1% (1)Both votes Monster Raving Loony
1% (1)Both votes Christian
1% (1)Both votes BNP
1% (1)Both votes SNP
1% (1)1st vote Plaid, 2nd vote Green
1% (1)1st vote Plaid, 2nd vote Lib Dem
1% (1)1st vote Labour, no 2nd vote
1% (1)1st vote Conservative, 2nd vote Abolish
1% (1)1st vote Wayne Owen (independent), 2nd vote Labour
1% (1)1st vote Kevin Etheridge (independent), no 2nd vote

Here are the results of the constituency vote:

40% (34)Plaid Cymru
36% (30)Labour Party
7% (6)Conservative Party
6% (5)Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party
2% (2)Green Party of England and Wales
1% (1)Liberal Democrats
1% (1)Monster Raving Loony Party
1% (1)Christian Party
1% (1)British National Party
1% (1)Scottish National Party
1% (1)Wayne Owen (independent)
1% (1)Kevin Etheridge (independent)

And here are the results of the list vote:

46% (38)Plaid Cymru
29% (24)Labour Party
7% (6)Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party
6% (5)Conservative Party
4% (3)Green Party of England and Wales
2% (2)Liberal Democrats
1% (1)Monster Raving Loony Party
1% (1)Christian Party
1% (1)British National Party
1% (1)Scottish National Party

Elections of police and crime commissioners are taking place on the same day. I didn’t ask for votes in these, but 3 were volunteered anyway – 2 respondents voted Plaid (1 with Labour as 2nd preference), and 1 voted for an independent candidate whose name they can’t remember. Here’s what that looks like in table form:

67% (2)Plaid Cymru
33% (1)Independent candidate whose name they can't remember

Not counted towards any of the above percentages are the following responses:

32Undecided
38None of the above
10Not eligible to vote
98Evasive or unclear

And evasive or unclear responses can be roughly divided into the following categories:

15Mind your own business
10Too horny to engage politically
9What the fuck?
9Who cares?
9Why?
9Fictional/joke answers ("Sex Party", "Sausage Party", "UKIP" etc)
8This is not the place for that
7Vague/cryptic
7Non sequitur/incomprehensible
6That's an unusual chat-up line
6Miscellaneous evasion
3I've already voted (presumably people who think I'm trying to change their vote)

 

This is one of three polls conducted in the run-up to the elections of May 6 2021. The other two are:

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