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Post  EarthsAngel on Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:00 am

DAVID Cameron has won over Britain's 19million mums - who plan to desert Labour in their droves at the General Election.

A shock poll by parents' website Netmums has found that only a third who voted for Tony Blair in the 1997 landslide win will back the party now.

That's a 13.5 per cent swing, bigger than in any other social group. And only 46 per cent of those who voted Labour in 2005 plan to do it this year. With marriage and family life set to be a key election battleground, the findings are a body blow to Gordon Brown.

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Just over a third of mums say they will vote Tory in an election tomorrow, with only 18 per cent backing Labour.

Netmums users also find Mr Cameron twice as likeable as the Prime Minister at 57 per cent compared with 25 per cent. And the most dramatic defection is from Labour's core vote - single mums, those on lower incomes and those living in the North.


But only 11 per cent of married mums backed Mr Cameron's plan for hitched couples to get tax breaks.

The mums say their interest in politics is fuelled by the grim realities of the recession, such as job losses.

Siobhan Freegard, co-founder of Netmums, said: "The recession has inspired record numbers of Netmums to take an interest in politics. It may have also cost Labour the loyalty of ordinary families hit hardest by the economic collapse."

Netmums, which was set up in 2002, has 2.6million monthly visitors.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2825999/Tory-joy-as-mothers-desert-Labour-in-Election.html#ixzz0doENFxz6
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Post  El Guapo on Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:17 am

I read about this and I'm not sure I like the policy...

What exactly is Cameron trying to promote? Does he want families to stick together purely for financial reasons? That isn't the basis for a lasting happy marriage IMHO.

What about partners that are in abusive relationships? Why should they be penalised for leaving their partner if they choose?
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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:54 am

Men used to get it, it was called "married man's allowance". It was abandoned ages ago just like mortgage tax relief.

Will this new plan encourage people to rush out and get married? I don't think so somehow. I think the reasoning behind it is flawed because people are different and have differing experiences of relationships. If you're going to give out tax breaks give them to people who are starting out in the world of work, say giving a break for those students actively trying to pay off the massive student loans they start out their working lives with. bounce

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Post  EarthsAngel on Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:09 am

I think the Tory's are thinking about Family Life, it has broken down in Britain, millions of young girls having babies when they are still babies themselves. Many don't even know who the father is, that child is dragged up by a mother who doesn't know a thing about parenting or cares even less. I think they are trying to get back that lost era when familes had a mom and dad, discipline was the norm and kids had pretty happy childhoods.

The socialist have made it so easy for a sub culture of cretins to develop. They are encouraged to have babies so they can get a council flat and benefits, they would never think of what is best for the child, get a job and allow the child to grow up to be a decent human being.

I would like to see family life become the norm again. If a kid wants to have a kid, make them do it on their own or with parents help, not depend on the tax payer for everything.

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