Vote-swapping websites seem to be gaining traction on social media. But what makes people swap votes, and will it really make a difference to the election result? Jodie Holland and Dr Tim Killeen don’t know each other. But they’ve made a pact. On 7 May, they will walk into polling stations in different constituencies and vote for the party the other wants to win. In doing so, both believe it will boost the chances of the party they want in power.
“There’s no point voting Labour here, I think it’s a safe Lib Dem seat,” says 34-year-old market researcher Jodie Holland, from Twickenham. “But getting someone else to vote Labour in a closer constituency could make a real difference. It makes me feel better about voting tactically,” she says.
Dr Tim Killeen, an 33-year-old expat who lives in Switzerland but is registered to vote in Tamworth, Staffordshire, agrees. He wants to vote Lib Dem, but feels his vote is “utterly wasted” there.
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